Phillies Press Release
Final Day Bidding Frenzy! Phillies Charities' Phantastic Auction Raises Nearly $130,000
The inaugural Phillies Charities' Phantastic Auction at phillies.com ended at 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday night, garnering $129,165.95 for charity.
This unique event gave fans the chance to bid on 47 once-in-a-lifetime experiences with Hall of Famers, Cy Young winners, MVPs, and All-Stars, as well as exclusive trips, memorabilia and many other Phillies opportunities.
The Phantastic Auction, held May 5-15, was held in partnership with SportsRadio 94WIP and Talk Radio 1210 WPHT. Both stations provided two days of programming during the culmination of the auction.
Approximately 1,000 bids were generated through the online event.
"Thanks to great fan support, as well as the partnership of SportsRadio 94 WIP and Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, the inaugural Phantastic Auction raised nearly $130,000 for Phillies Charities, Inc. and the Phillies Phestival, which benefits the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the ALS Association," said Dave Buck, Phillies Senior Vice President, Marketing and Advertising Sales. "This event was a great way to give back to the community - all while offering unique experiences for our fans."
Top 10 Phantastic Auction Bids:
Pitching clinic with Kyle Kendrick $5,500.00
Private hitting clinic with Chase Utley $5,050.00
Round of golf for three with Hall of Famer Steve Carlton $5,032.32
2014 Phantasy Camp $4,900.00
Baseball set autographed by members of the 500 Home Run Club $4,400.00
Round of golf for three with Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt $4,151.00
Spend a day with Michael Barkann $3,600.00
Baseball autographed by members of the 3,000 Hit club $3,550.00
Game-used and autographed baseball thrown by Roy Halladay during his 2010 NLDS No-Hitter $3,550.00
Trip for two to Spring Training 2014 in Clearwater, Fla. $3,550.00
Proceeds from The Phantastic Auction
The Phillies family - from the players, coaches, and their wives, to the alumni, ballgirls and front office staff - takes great pride in giving back to the community.
Phillies Charities, Inc., the charitable arm of the Phillies organization, makes gifts to charitable organizations that serve a wide variety of needs, primarily in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, and particularly those serving the Greater Philadelphia area and the communities of its minor league affiliates.
Phillies Charities, Inc. raises funds through a variety of activities throughout the year, now including The Phantastic Auction. In 2012, approximately $2 million in grants were awarded to dozens of deserving charitable organizations.
The net proceeds from The Phantastic Auction will benefit Phillies Charities, Inc., and a portion of those proceeds will be contributed to the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the ALS Association as part of the Phillies Phestival on May 16, 2013. For more information, visit www.phillies.com/phantasticauction.