Sertoma Friendship Dinner 2022

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Sertoma Friendship Dinner 2022

On Thursday, February 3rd, 2022, Sertoma will hold their annual Friendship Dinner, an evening of fellowship and fun, at the Downtown Hilton. The night will be emceed by WBIR news anchor, as well as current Sertoma board member, Beth Haynes. The featured speaker for the night will be Coach Tony Vitello and the conversation will be moderated by WNML sports journalist and broadcaster Jimmy Hyams.

Tony Vitello HS (2021)After orchestrating an impressive turnaround and leading the Vols to back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances and the 2021 College World Series, Vitello signed a five-year contract extension in July of 2021, securing him through the 2026 season.

Tennessee continued its ascension through the college baseball ranks during an historic 2021 season. Vitello’s Vols won 50 games for just the third time in program history, finishing with a 50-18 record while advancing to the College World Series for the first time since 2005. UT also hosted an NCAA regional for the first time since 2005 and hosted its first-ever super regional, sweeping LSU to punch its ticket to Omaha for the fifth time in program history. Tennessee’s 50 wins were tied for the most in the country in 2021.

Under Vitello’s guidance, Tennessee won its first SEC Eastern division title since 1997 after posting a 20-10 record in league play and winning eight of its 10 conference series, including all five series on the road for the first time ever. The Vols also made their first appearance in the SEC Tournament Championship game since 1995 and advanced to back-to-back NCAA regionals for the first time since 2004 and 2005.

For information on available sponsorship opportunities click below or contact Mike Smith at [email protected] or 865.607.1791.



February 3, 2022
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hilton Downtown Knoxville
501 West Church Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37902 United States