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Meat-A-Palooza 2022 - Men's Event Wednesday, Aug. 3 featuring Jim Sundberg

Updated: Aug 19, 2022

ALL MEN are invited to Meat-A-Palooza Wednesday, August 3rd at 6:30 pm! You won’t want to miss this annual event, particularly if you like meat! Enjoy all the meat you can eat as well as an inspiring speaker and great fellowship. This year’s dynamic speaker is former Texas Rangers All-Star catcher Jim Sundberg!

Student Ministry activities this Wednesday will be a little different than normal: Guys in 7-12th grades are encouraged to attend Meat-A-Palooza!

A little bit about the career of Jim Sundberg:

Major League Baseball Player: Texas Rangers, KC Royals, Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago Cubs


16 year MLB veteran

6-Gold Gloves (1976-1981)

3-Time American League All-Star (1974, 1978, 1984)

’85 World Series Champion with KC Royals

Voted “World Series Hero” by Chicago Writers

Numerous MLB and Texas Rangers Records

Jim Sundberg Community Service Award given annually by Texas Rangers

Color Analyst for Texas Rangers Baseball television broadcast, KTVT (1990-1995)

Voted “Best Broadcast Team” with partner Steve Busby by Dallas Observer (1995).

Founder/CEO, Sports Training Systems (1995-2004)

Developed, Produced, and Distributed sports training products nationwide:

The Baseball Practice Planner, The Softball Practice Planner, Skills Drills, The Glove Pad

Catching Coordinator, Texas Rangers Baseball Operations (2002-2004)

Responsible for development of organization’s catchers.

Business Development, Texas Rangers Business Operations (2004-2007)

Director of Business Development

Executive Director to the President

Executive VP of Public Relations / Communications

Senior Executive VP, Texas Rangers Baseball Operations (2008-2014)

Brokered Nolan Ryan to the Organization in 2008

’10 and ’11 American League Champions

Responsible for initiating “TEXAS” Brand

Saved the Texas Rangers Youth Ballpark from demolition with addition of Green Monster wall.

Established an annual Texas Rangers Family and Faith Night

President, Texas Rangers Foundation (2010-2014)

Increased giving from $1.5M to $3M

Brokered Miracle League Fields in Arlington, TX and Southlake, TX

Co-Author, How to Win at Sports Parenting:

Maximizing the Sports Experience for you and your child (April 18, 2000)

Public Speaker (over 40 years)

Former clients include: GTE, Mutual of Omaha, Southwest Airlines, Lockheed Martin, Dallas Seminary,

Hunt Petroleum, XTO, Nike, Bell Helicopter

Married 45 years, 3 children and 9 grandchildren

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