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Mattingly Charities Announce Event Director for “An Intimate Evening with Friends”

Mattingly Charities

Presented by United Companies

December 3, 2015 at USI Theatre with Special Guests Albert Pujols and Toby Keith


Evansville, IN – Mattingly Charities, a non-profit organization, today announced Evansville’s Pete Paradossi has been named Mattingly Charities Event Director for the “An Intimate Evening with Friends presented by United Companies” fundraising event being held Thursday, December 3rd, at the USI Theatre, within the University of Indiana’s Performance Center, Evansville, Indiana.

“We are excited Pete has joined our Mattingly Charities team in Evansville.” said Don Mattingly.  “Pete is a successful business leader, who also shares our passion and commitment to serve the underprivileged youth of Evansville.”

The event, hosted by Don and Lori Mattingly, will include a cocktail reception, a silent auction, a question/answer session with Don Mattingly and baseball superstar, Albert Pujols. It will conclude with musical entertainment featuring country music singer, songwriter icon, Toby Keith.

Founded by former New York Yankees captain and current Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, Mattingly Charities was created to serve under-privileged youth by supporting programs throughout the country that promote baseball and softball participation.

Mattingly Charities is also proud to announce Evansville’s United Companies has stepped up to become the presenting sponsor of the December 3rd fundraising event.

“United Companies is excited to team up with Don Mattingly and Mattingly Charities to support their fundraising efforts to launch Mattingly RBI next baseball season.” said Ron Romain, CEO and President. “Reviving Baseball In Inner Cities (RBI) is a Major League Baseball sponsored program designed to promote and provide disadvantaged youth the opportunity to experience baseball and softball. We are proud to be part of Don and Lori Mattingly’s efforts to bring such a great program to Evansville.”

Other notable corporate sponsors who have committed to-date include: Skanska USA, University of Southern Indiana, CD Corporate Design, Brinker’s Jewelers, Franklin Street Dentistry, Kanpai Sushi & Asian Bistro, CKB Commonwealth Kitchen & Bar and Pistons Bar and Grill.

For more information on how to purchase event tickets or donate online please visit  To inquire about sponsorship opportunities please contact Ray Schulte.

About Mattingly Charities and Mattingly RBI

Mattingly Charities, a non-profit organization, was created to serve underprivileged youth by supporting programs which promote baseball and softball participation in conjunction with other developmentally related activities.

In conjunction with MLB’s RBI program, Mattingly Charities will establish Mattingly RBI Evansville and will provide funding, services and equipment for baseball, softball, and ultimately other sports, and related youth development activities, for the benefit of underprivileged youth, youth leagues, and social welfare and related organizations. 100% of the efforts of the organization will be focused on these activities to inspire youth to recognize their potential and realize their dreams. Funding will be generated year round through various activities including special events and direct solicitation of the general public.

Media Contact:
Ray Schulte
(410) 350-6226 (cell)

Romain Subaru Fido Walk & Fun Fest




Location: Vanderburgh Humane Society campus
At the corner of Morgan & Read, 2 blocks west of Garvin Park
400 Millner Industrial Drive
Evansville, IN 47710

This year’s Fido Walk & Fun Fest will take place on Saturday, September 12th at 12:00 pm! The day will feature the dog-friendly 1-Mile Fido Walk through Garvin Park, plus the Flying Houndz Frizbee Trick Dog Show sponsored by Pet Food Center! Bring your dog(s) to walk with you, or if you don’t have a dog — walk a shelter dog! Your family, child’s class, Scout troop, or even your business can form a team for the Walk and be eligible to win prizes. This year’s theme is “Get A Home, Lil Doggie” and western costumes are welcome for both people and dogs!

Also don’t miss the Fun Fest which includes a chance to win $500 at the Fido 2K Fetch, an off-leash doggie play area, dogs’ and kids’ games, great food, beer from Tin Man, music, vendors, and more!

Walk registration will open soon, beginning at $25 for adults and $15 for kids under 10. Admission to the Fun Fest is FREE! (Bring small bills for food, games, & merchandise!)

12:00 Festival opens
12:30 Flying Houndz Frizbee Trick Dog Show, sponsored by Pet Food Center
1:15 Pledge Walk kickoff
2:20 Flying Houndz Frizbee Trick Dog Show, sponsored by Pet Food Center
3:00 Fido 2K Fetch
3:30 Awards
4:15 Flying Houndz Frizbee Trick Dog Show, sponsored by Pet Food Center
5:00 Festival closes