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;
Tickets to the New York Yankees Legends Club;
Two-night stay at a special bed & breakfast; Sunday Jazz brunch on the Steamboat Natchez; and a tour of historic New Orleans;
Two-night stay in Bryson City, North Carolina; Biltmore Estates passes;
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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