Kirk Academy Fellowship of Christian Athletes will be hosting its annual Pancake Breakfast on Friday, January 31, at 7:00 a.m. in the Kirk Cafeteria. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased from any FCA leadership team member or sponsor, or in the Kirk Academy office. There will be a drawing for door prizes that have been generously donated by people and businesses in our community. Our guest speaker will be Thomas Dillard, former Ole Miss baseball player who was selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2019 MLB Draft.
Thomas was born and raised in Greenwood where he attended Pillow Academy. He later graduated from Oxford High School where he set a school record for home runs and was the national HR leader his senior year. He continued his baseball career at Ole Miss and was a starter all 3 years before being drafted. While at Ole Miss, he set a program record for walks, made the SEC All-Tournament Team, and was a 2018 College Home Run Derby participant. Dillard also won other awards such as the Golden Spikes Award Performance of the Week, NCBWA National Hitter of the Week, and SEC Player of the Week. He also was part of the SEC Community Service Team, and was on the SEC Academic Honor Roll all 3 years.
After being drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers, he has played for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers during this past summer where he was selected to be the Midwest League Player of the Week. He is listed in the Top 30 Prospects in the Brewers system. Thomas is a member of Pinelake Church in Oxford, and has a wonderful testimony of faith to share.
All of the community is invited to attend this event. As part of our FCA community outreach, proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Boys/Girls Club of Grenada.