Baseball Hall of Famer To Be Honorary Campaign Chairman
Baseball Hall of Famer and Senior PGA Tour member Mike Schmidt will have a new title this fall - Honorary 2001 Campaign Chairman for the United Way of the Greater Dayton Area.
"We have an extremely enthusiastic and committed Campaign Cabinet this year," Craig Chancellor, President, said. "Mike's addition as Honorary Chair has generated even more excitement. We are thrilled to have such a great hometown hero on the team."
Schmidt has had a long affiliation with United Way. He helped raise over $500,000 for the United Way in Philadelphia because of corporate donations for each homerun he hit.
Michael Schmidt was born in Dayton in 1949. He earned All-American honors as a shortstop at Ohio University and was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in 1971. Schmidt was a three-time National League Most Valuable Player.