Atlanta Braves Launching Online Auction to Benefit Red Cross Hurricane Michael Relief Efforts
ATLANTA (October 19, 2018) – The Atlanta Braves have created an online auction with all proceeds benefiting the Red Cross Hurricane Michael Relief efforts. The auction is now live at www.braves.com/charityauctionsand will end at 7 p.m. ET on
October 31. The team is also collecting needed items and asking Braves Country to make monetary donations to the Red Cross by visiting www.redcross.org/atlantabraves.
“We wanted to expand our outreach to the areas devastated by Hurricane Michael,” said Derek Schiller, Braves President and CEO. “The online auction allows our fans the chance to bid on one-of-a-kind items with all the proceeds benefiting the Red Cross. We hope this donation helps our neighbors in Florida and South Georgia in their recovery process.”
Items in the auction include a 2019 Atlanta Braves batting practice experience with four tickets to watch the team take BP next season as well as several autograph items from Braves players and coaches, including Ronald Acuña, Ozzie Albies, Charlie Culberson, John Camargo, Mike Foltynewicz, Freddie Freeman, Ender Inciarte, Kurt Suzuki, Dansby Swanson and manager Brian Snitker. There is also a jersey and a bat signed by the 2018 NL East Championship Team.
The team is continuing to collect food and supply donations at the SunTrust onUp Experience through the end of October. Located at 800 Battery Ave. SE Suite #110, the store front will be open for donations seven-days a week from noon-6 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday and noon-8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. All items collected with go to Feeding Florida, which assists the Panhandle and Tallahassee areas, and Feeding the Valley, which aids Southwest Georgia and Columbus.
Here is a list of items being collected by the Braves: granola bars, peanut butter, tuna, soup, fruit (cups, canned or dried), cereal, grits and oatmeal, rice and pasta, bottled water, cleaning supplies and personal hygiene items.
Earlier this season, the Braves distributed over 6,000 tickets over three-days to those evacuated due to Hurricane Florence and raised $100,000 for Red Cross hurricane relief efforts through the 50/50 raffle and in-game silent auctions. For more information and other ways to donate, please visit www.braves.com/hurricanerelief.
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