Braves 400 Club to hold Gameboree February 3

It's once again time for the Braves 400 Club's Gameboree. Here's more information on the 'unofficial' first pitch of the 2007 season.

The Braves 400 Club will host its annual winter banquet and fundraiser on Saturday February 3 at the Marriott Century Center in Atlanta. Reception and silent auction of Braves memorabilia begins at 5:30 with the awards dinner and program following at 7:00 PM.

This year's theme, Great Moments in Atlanta Braves History, will feature video highlights and players from the past 41 glorious seasons in Atlanta. The program will include appearances by Phil Niekro, Gene Garber, Sid Bream, Alejandro Pena, former Manager Dave Bristol, new third base coach Brian Snitker, emcee Pete Van Wieren, and others.

The many awards and presentations include the Ivan Allen Jr. Mr. Baseball Award, the Luke Appling Nostalgia Award, awards for outstanding performance by Braves minor leaguers, college and high school players, and the 2007 Phil Niekro College Scholarships.

Admission is open to the public at a cost of $65, which includes dinner and a well-stocked goody bag. Make reservations on the club website www.braves400.org or by mailing a check to the Braves 400 Club, P.O. BOX 7689, ATLANTA, GA 30309. Information is available on the website or by calling the Braves 400 Club's hotline, 770-416-4539, to hear a recorded message.

The Braves 400 Club, the official fan club of the Atlanta Braves, was formed in 1965, a full year before the Braves made their move from Milwaukee to Atlanta, and has been an integral part of the fan base for the Atlanta Braves ever since. The club is a non-profit organization supporting baseball at all levels awarding baseball scholarships to metro-Atlanta colleges and recognizing metro-Atlanta high school all-stars as well as minor and major league players in the Braves' organization.

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