Fourth of July Jersey Auction to Benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Michiana

The jersey auction runs July 2 through July 4 with minimum bids beginning at $120.

By South Bend Cubs | June 28, 2017 10:00 AM

SOUTH BEND, IN - The South Bend Cubs are raising money for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Michiana through their 4th of July jersey auction this weekend.

The jerseys, worn by the South Bend Cubs players and coaches, feature the American flag on the front and back with Cubs written in block letters with red trim across the chest, white numbers with red trim on the back and primary South Bend Cubs logo on the left sleeve.

"After the success of last season, we are proud to once again partner with Ronald McDonald House in Michiana over the 4th of July weekend," said South Bend Cubs Team President Joe Hart. "The Ronald McDonald House relies on support from our community to operate and we are proud to continue supporting this great facility and the people who help families through the most difficult of times."

Last season, the South Bend Cubs raised over $3,000 through the jersey auction.

"We are honored to partner with the South Bend Cubs," said Lauren Smyth, director of development and communications for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Michiana. "The money we raise for the Ronald McDonald House during these games directly impacts the families in our community and the surrounding area who stay in the House when their children are hospitalized - all at no cost to them. We are very grateful for the South Bend Cubs' generosity."

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Michiana serves the families of critically ill and injured children at Beacon Children's Hospital in South Bend. No family is ever prepared for the serious illness of their child, so while the hospital team takes care of the children, the Ronald McDonald House provides a place for families to relax or sleep, eat a hot meal or grab a quick shower at no cost to them.

In February of 2017, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Michiana opened their brand-new House inside the Skyway building connected to Memorial Hospital. With more than 15,000 sq. ft. of space, the new House offers 20 overnight bedroom suites, multiple laundry facilities, living rooms, dining rooms, a large open kitchen, pantry, community room and children's play room.

The jersey auction will begin on Sunday, July 2 and run through the end of the 7th inning on Tuesday, July 4. A silent auction table will be set up near Gate A at Four Winds Field with minimum bids beginning at $120.00. Auction winners will be able to collect their jersey after the game on July 4 or pick them up later at the South Bend Cubs Main Office. Winning bidders not in attendance of the game will be notified July 5.

About the South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs are the Class A minor league affiliate of the World Series Champion Chicago Cubs. Over the past 29 seasons, the team has won five Midwest League titles, most recently in 2005, and has captured 12 division titles. This year, Four Winds Field, home of the Cubs, was named Ballpark Digest's Best Single-A ballpark. In 2015, the team was named Ballpark Digest's Team of the Year and received the John H. Johnson President's Award, the highest award in minor league baseball. The team is owned and operated by Swing-Batter-Swing, LLC whose sole shareholder is Andrew T. Berlin of Chicago, Ill.

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

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