Native Toledoan Bobb Vergiels may not be a face you recognize but his voice will be. Bobb has been the stadium and field announcer for professional and major college sports teams in Southeast Michigan and Northwest Ohio for nearly a quarter century, announcing more than 3,000 games. Among his favorite moments are being the “last voice”” at Ned Skeldon Stadium and the Toledo Sports Arena, the “first voice” at Fifth Third Field and at the Huntington Center. He also has announced two World Series, the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, and two of the largest hockey games ever played in the world at the Big House in Ann Arbor. Bobb is the public address voice of the Detroit Tigers, the UM basketball, baseball and gymnastics teams, Wayne State football, basketball and volleyball, press box announcer for the Detroit Lions and a former reader with the Sight Center of Northwest Ohio. By day, Bobb is in charge of communications, public relations and marketing at Monroe Public Schools and before “retiring” was the top communicator for the Fermi 2 nuclear plant.

Bobb Vergiels’ presentation was part of Lourdes University’s Lifelong Learning.