June 5, 2009
On Sunday the Bowie Baysox aretaking the field in one-of-a-kind pink jerseys that will be auctioned off after the game with proceeds going to the Holy Cross Hospital Cancer Institute Fund.This particular Baysox fundraiser has raised more than $25,000 over the last three years for the fund through Pink in the Park jersey auctions, according to the team.
“We have collectors of memorabilia, fans who like certain jersey numbers or a favorite player, fans who bid because of the charity that is benefiting from the donation/bids and fans who just want to support the team and organization and want a special piece of the season,” said Phil Wrye, Baysox assistant GM, in an e-mail.
“Our jersey auctions are many times helped by the players who wear the jerseys, meaning if we have a high level prospect (i.e. Matt Wieters in 2008), many times the bidding goes much higher,” he added.
The team doesn’t expect the recession to make a dent this year in its fund raising efforts....
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