15th Annual "Kindness Beats Blindness" Auction on June 21 Benefits MUSC's Storm Eye Institute

List of high-end auction items released as RiverDogs battle Kannapolis

By Charleston RiverDogs | June 18, 2014 11:14 AM

CHARLESTON, SC - The Charleston RiverDogs will host their 15th Annual "Kindness Beats Blindness RP Auction" on Saturday, June 21, at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park. 

The RiverDogs, fresh off their All-Star break, will face the Kannapolis Intimidators with the first pitch set for 6:05 pm.

With proceeds going to the Medical University of South Carolina's (MUSC) Storm Eye Institute and their on-going fight to prevent the loss of sight, the RiverDogs' silent auction begins when the gates open at 5 pm and concludes at the bottom of the 6th inning.

The Charleston RiverDogs have donated more than $500,000 to the Storm Eye Institute to help fight Retinitis Pigmentosa, a disease that causes blindness and that has affected Rebecca Veeck, the daughter of RiverDogs President Mike Veeck and his wife, Libby.

The list of high-end auction items includes:

  • Blue 2002 EZ-Go Electric Golf Cart

Features a rear-flip seat; battery; top and charger; approved for street use during daylight hours;

  • A Week's Vacation at "Serenity by the Sea"

Located in the Grand Pavilion at Wild Dunes Resort on the Isle of Palms; foursome at Harbor Course at Wild Dunes;

  • New York Yankees

Tickets to the New York Yankees Legends Club;

  • Fun in New Orleans

Two-night stay at a special bed & breakfast; Sunday Jazz brunch on the Steamboat Natchez; and a tour of historic New Orleans;

  • Watershed Cabins

Two-night stay in Bryson City, North Carolina; Biltmore Estates passes;

  • Swing Bed

Hand crafted porch swing from Lowcountry Swing Beds;

  • Edge of America Staycation

Folly Beach hotel two-night stay: paddle boarding, dinners, sailing tour, kayaking, bicycle rental and the use of a MINI Cooper for the weekend.

In addition, the RiverDogs will have a wealth of sports-related memorabilia including a Freddie Freeman autographed bat, a Chipper Jones autographed retirement poster, a LeBron James autographed Miami Heat jersey, a Muhammad Ali autographed photo and much, much more.

For additional information about the "Kindness Beats Blindness RP Auction" or if you are interested in a donation or purchasing tickets to the game, please call Melissa McCants Azevedo at (843)577-DOGS (3647) or visit www.riverdogs.com or www.rileyparkevents.com.

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This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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