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CWU Alumnus to Throw Out First Pitch at Seattle Mariners

Brock Tidball, a Central Washington University Alumnus (’10) and past-chair of Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) Society, will throw out the first pitch at the CWU-Mariners Night at Safeco Field on May 19, in honor of re-launching the GOLD Society.

Tidball describes the GOLD Society as a program for recent graduates who have seen their careers develop and want to help support CWU students and help lead them on a path to success.

All GOLD Society members, CWU graduates of the last decade who have financially supported the university, will receive VIP access to the pre-game event, to be held from 5-7 pm in the Outside Corner.

Additionally, GOLD Society members will be able to skip the line to enter the pre-game event and pick up their complimentary CWU and Mariners co-branded hat, a GOLD society pin, and two complimentary drink tickets.

Tidball will be joined on the field by his wife Amy, a CWU alumna (’09) who studied elementary education. The two shared their first date nine years ago at CWU Mariners night (photo taken at their first date).

“I am excited to be able to come back, since we don’t get to as often, and to throw the first pitch,” he says. “Who could pass up that offer?

Tidball says he appreciates and recognizes the value in the CWU community, particularly when its members help graduating students who are entering the workforce. He wants to give back because it’s his way to thank CWU for the assistance and advice from faculty, staff, and alumni provided in helping him become successful.

“I learned a lot of life lessons while I was at Central and I didn’t realize I had until after I graduated. I see value in the CWU community and want to give back for all they did for me,” he says.

Tidball’s advice to CWU students or recent graduates is: “Take advantage of the mentor programs the school has to offer. Use the networks and programs they have that help correctly place students into their careers.”

While at CWU, Brock played football. He is now a financial advisor for Edward Jones Investments. The Tidballs now reside in Indiana with their young son.

Written by: Gloria Rivera, May 16, 2017.

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