CHARLESTON, SC - In the face of disaster, Charleston has continually shown its strength to come together as a community in support of those in need. In the spirit of unity in the Holy City, the Charleston RiverDogs, South Carolina Stingrays and Charleston Battery will partner to raise money for those affected by October's Hurricane Matthew. The clubs will host an online auction with the proceeds benefitting the One SC Relief Fund.
The online auction, which will open on Wednesday, November 2 at 12 noon, will culminate at the Stingrays' home game on Sunday, November 6 at the North Charleston Coliseum with the puck set to drop at 3pm. Fans can access the online auction starting on Wednesday through Bidr, an online auction site that allows one to bid on items remotely using a phone, tablet or desktop. Bidding will close at the conclusion of the second period in Sunday's contest against Elmira. The online auction can be found at https://my.bidr.co/events/lowcountryhurricanerelief/
"Our thoughts and prayers are with those still recovering from the after effects of Hurricane Matthew," said RiverDogs President and General Manager Dave Echols. "This collaboration is a great way for the RiverDogs along with the Stingrays and Battery to use our collective platforms to do something good for our community."
The RiverDogs will auction VIP experience packages for their upcoming Legends in the South Alumni Baseball game, the second annual event that features Braves and Yankees alumni squaring off at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park. Auction winners will have the opportunity to meet the baseball legends in person along with packages that include watching the game from the dugout, appearing in the game as a player and dining with some of the all-time greats leading up to the event.
Other RiverDogs packages include two tickets to the Ballpark Festival of Beers, RiverDogs merchandise, a behind-the-scenes tour of The Joe, and a Fireworks package that includes two tickets to every Friday home game in 2017.
"The Stingrays are excited to partner with the Riverdogs and the Battery to help those affected by Hurricane Matthew," said Stingrays President Rob Concannon. "The Charleston community is very important to all of us."
The Stingrays' auction items include a signed team jersey, four Premium Level six game Ticket Plans for the 2016-17 season, a chance to ride on the "Fan Zam", an exclusive pre-game bench experience, and Stingrays merchandise.
"The coordination of the Battery, RiverDogs and Stingrays in this effort to help the victims of Hurricane Matthew demonstrates the unified spirit in Charleston and across South Carolina. We're proud to participate in this relief effort and wish all those still recovering well," said Battery President Andrew Bell.
Charleston Battery contributions to the auction include two Carolina Challenge Cup series tickets, four Family Four Packs, a 2016 jersey, Films on the Field ticket package, and merchandise.
RiverDogs season tickets, half-season ticket packages and mini plans are now available for the 2017 campaign. The RiverDogs begin the season on April 6 when they host the Lexington Legends at Joseph P Riley, Jr. Park. Ticket information can be secured by contacting the box office at (843) 577-DOGS (3647) or online at www.riverdogs.com.