OKLAHOMA CITY - Game-used, game-worn and autographed Oklahoma City Dodgers memorabilia will be available for fans to bid on Friday night during the Clubhouse Collectibles silent auction, presented by The Oklahoman.
The Dodgers play the New Orleans Baby Cakes at 7:05 p.m. Friday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Gates open at 6 p.m. and that is when bidding will begin for items including game-worn, autographed Dodgers jerseys and game-used baseball equipment.
Items will be auctioned off via the DASH Auction app, which is available for free via the App Store, Google Play Store or by texting DASH to 66866.
Proceeds from the auction will benefit the OKC Dodgers Baseball Foundation, as well as local education initiatives, courtesy of The Oklahoman.
Some highlights of the unique items available for bidding include:
*Autographed baseballs from Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench and several current and former OKC Dodgers players
*Autographed, game-worn jerseys for infielder Edwin Ríos, outfielder Kyle Garlick and coach Jeremy Rodriguez
*Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark stadium seats
*A team-signed camouflage hat, team-signed baseball bats and game-used autographed bases
*Baseball bats used by Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Max Muncy
For a sneak preview of some of the items up for auction Friday, visit the OKC Dodgers social media accounts on Twitter (@okc_dodgers), Instagram (@okc_dodgers) and Facebook (@OKCDodgers).
The Dodgers are scheduled to continue their homestand and play the Iowa Cubs at 7:05 p.m. tonight, Wednesday and Thursday. An on-field naturalization ceremony will take place prior to Wednesday's game as 40 people will be naturalized as United States citizens in conjunction with a U.S. District Courts initiative. The series then concludes with a 7:05 p.m. game on a $2 Thursday, featuring $2 select beer, bottled water and Pepsi products.
Fan Appreciation Weekend opens at 7:05 p.m. Friday when the Dodgers begin their final series of the season against the New Orleans Baby Cakes at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
Gates open at 6 p.m. Friday and the first 1,000 fans will receive a Dodgers hat. Select players will be available for pregame autographs and the OKC Disc Dogs will perform on the field throughout the night. Friday Night Fireworks, presented by Supermercados Morelos, are scheduled to follow the game.
The final INTEGRIS "Home Run For Life" honoree of the season will be recognized following the third inning and throughout the night fans will have the opportunity to bid on game-used, game-worn and autographed Dodgers memorabilia during the Clubhouse Collectibles silent auction, presented by The Oklahoman.
Saturday's game starts at 7:05 p.m. and fireworks are slated to follow, presented by Allstate. Select players will be available for autographs prior to the game and fans will receive a complimentary team poster when they exit the ballpark.
Sunday's game starts at 2:05 p.m. on a Chaparral Energy Family Sunday, featuring many family friendly activities including inflatables, face painters and kids can run the bases after the game.
Red the Bat Dog will assist on the field during pregame activities and serve as bat dog for the game's first three innings Sunday before interacting with fans on the concourse during the game. Red is a three-year-old Labrador retriever/German shepherd mix trained by Lukas Miller of Sit Means Sit dog training in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.
Catch the final OKC Dodgers game of the season on Labor Day when they play New Orleans starting at 11:05 a.m. Monday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
Dodgers public address announcer Jared Gallagher will work from the concourse during the game. Fans can also celebrate the unofficial end of summer with the OKC Dodgers and Downtown OKC by participating in fun activities on the Mickey Mantle Plaza, including sidewalk chalk, bubbles and hula hoops.
Tickets are available through the OKC Dodgers ticket office located on South Mickey Mantle Drive, by phone at (405) 218-2182, or by visiting okcdodgers.com.
Live radio coverage of each game begins 15 minutes before first pitch on AM-1340 "The Game," 1340thegame.com and through the free iHeartRadio or MiLB First Pitch apps.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.