Smokies outfielder Ty Wright’s fundraising efforts for the town of Moore, Okla. has continued since the five-game series against the Huntsville Stars. Wright and the Tennessee Smokies have teamed together for an online memorabilia auction.
A silent auction on the concourse of Smokies Park and a special tennis ball toss were just two of the fundraising efforts during the home stand against the Stars. Manager Buddy Bailey donated $600 for the three wins in the series, pitching coach Jeff Fassero dontated $10 for every shutout inning the Smokies’ pitchers threw and hitting coach Desi Wilson donated $10 for every RBI drove in by the Smokies’ hitters.
Each pitcher donated $2 for every shutout inning they threw and each hitter donated $2 for each run scored, hit or RBI they produced.
To read more about that home stand and the efforts put forth by the Smokies organization, check out our article.
Now Wright and the Smokies are joining together to put on an online auction for the Central Oklahoma Red Cross Tornado Relief Fund. Former Smokies and current Major League players have donated items for the auction.
Here’s a complete list of items for the auction:
• 2013 San Diego Padres team autographed bat
• 2013 San Diego Padres team autographed helmet
• Matt Garza autographed jersey
• “Mr. Cub” Ernie Banks autographed bat
• Alberto Cabrera autographed Chicago Cubs hat
• Alfonso Soriano autographed baseball
• Anthony Rizzo autographed bat
• Anthony Rizzo autographed baseball
• Arismendy Alcantara autographed, game worn batting gloves
• Ben Zobrist autographed baseball
• Blake Lalli autographed baseball
• Bobby Valentine autographed photo
• Craig Kimbrel autographed photo
• Dale Murphy autographed photo
• Dallas Beeler autographed Chicago Cubs hat
• Darwin Barney autographed baseball
• Darwin Barney autographed bat
• David Price autographed baseball (w/ “CY 12)
• Fergie Jenkins autographed baseball (w/ Cy Young 71)
• Fergie Jenkins autographed baseball (w/ HOF 91)
• Frank Batista autographed turf shoes
• Frank Batista autographed bat
• Jae-Hoon Ha autographed, game worn cleats
• Jeff Beliveau autographed Chicago Cubs jersey
• Jonathan Mota autographed, game worn cleats
• Josh Tomlin autographed baseball
• Matt Moore autographed baseball
• Pat Listach autographed baseball (w/ ROY 92)
• Tony Campana autographed bat
• Trey McNutt autographed, game worn glove
• Tyler Colvin autographed bat
To participate in the auction, click here.
The auction runs from now until June 17. All proceeds will benefit the Central Oklahoma Red Cross Tornado Relief Fund.