The Ferris Foundation for Excellence Benefit takes place this Friday, Oct. 24 at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids.
The year’s keynote speaker is hall of Fame and 14-time Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Dick Enberg. Highly regarded as one of the all-time great sports broadcasters, this year marked Enberg’s fifth as the play-by-play voice of Major League Baseball’s San Diego Padres. Prior to calling games for the Padres, the Michigan native worked 11 years for CBS Sports – most recently serving as a play-by-play voice for the network’s coverage of the National Football League, college basketball and the U.S. Open Tennis Championship. His legendary sports broadcasting talents contributed to coverage of the Masters and PGA Championship broadcasts for CBS Sports.
Enberg’s presentation will highlight an important annual night for The Ferris Foundation.
The black-tie-optional Benefit begins with cocktails and a keynote reception for sponsors with Enberg at 5:30 p.m. The program begins with dinner being served at 7 p.m. and runs until 8:30 p.m. when the keynote address will be delivered.
The Foundation is in its 16th year of providing scholarship assistance to many students who might not otherwise have access to a Ferris education in addition to providing financial support for faculty study, exploration and service.