Voice of the Cardinals Coming to Poplar Bluff

Poplar Bluff, MO - Title sponsor Butler County EMS and the Boys & Girls Club of Poplar Bluff are proud to announce the Fifth Annual Boys & Girls Club Steak & Burger event featuring Cardinals Hall of Fame and "Voice of the Cardinals," Mike Shannon.

Mr. Shannon will be speaking on November 10, 2016, at the Fifth Annual Boys & Girls Club Steak & Burger fundraising event to be held at the Black River Coliseum in downtown Poplar Bluff. All proceeds from the night will go to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Poplar Bluff.

"The Boys & Girls Club is truly grateful that the Cardinals have helped our mission previously with such important members of their franchise, such as Michael Wacha, Mike Matheney, and Jim Edmonds," said Abbey Heuiser, BGC Director of Development. "This year, we feel like we hit a home run with bringing in a legend such as Mike Shannon."

Mr. Shanon, a two-time World Series champion, finished his 45th season with the Cardinals radio Network this year. He began his career with the Cardinals in 1962 as a right fielder and moved to third base in 1967. He entered the broadcast booth in 1972, where he remains the "Voice of the Cardinals," calling home games for the Cardinals to this day.

The St. Louis native is also well-known for his philanthropic activities, receiving the St. Louis Variety Club 1996 Champion for Kids award for going about and beyond for community children. Mr. Shannon will be sharing his experiences of being a Cardinal both on and off the field with guests who attend the Steak & Burger event.

During the event, children from the Boys & Girls Club will get the opportunity to meet community members and auction off a steak made-to-order to the highest bidder at each dinner table. Remaining guests will enjoy a hand-crafted burger prepared by Tasteful Creations.

The event will also feature a silent auction, where guests can place their bids throughout the evening on items donated by local businesses. Guests will also have to opportunity to participate in a live auction of several high-dollar items and packages.

General admission tickets to the event are $75 and include dinner and program. VIP Tickets are $150 and include admission to the Pre-Party sponsored by Southeast Health, dinner, and program. Doors open at the Black River Coliseum at 5:30 p.m., and dinner starts at 7 p.m. Sponsorships are also available. Contact Abbey Heuiser at (573) 776-1690 to make a reservation.

The Boys & Girls Club of Poplar Bluff serves more than 600 children form the community each year. The annual Steak & Burger Event is the largest fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Poplar Bluff.