PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The second annual Phillies Charities’ Phantastic Auction held on phillies.com ended at 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday night, garnering close to $160,000 for charity.
This unique event gave fans the chance to bid on 55 once-in-a-lifetime experiences with Hall of Famers, Cy Young winners, MVPs, and All-Stars, as well as exclusive trips, memorabilia and many other Phillies opportunities.
The Phantastic Auction, held May 2-14, was held in partnership with SportsRadio 94WIP and Talk Radio 1210 WPHT. Both stations provided two days of programming during the culmination of the auction.
Approximately 1,350 bids were generated through the online event.
“Thanks to incredible fan support, as well as the partnership with SportsRadio 94 WIP and Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, the second annual Phantastic Auction raised nearly $160,000 for Phillies Charities, Inc. and the Phillies Phestival, which benefits the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the ALS Association,” said Dave Buck, Phillies Senior Vice President, Marketing and Advertising Sales. “The Phillies take pride in giving back to the community as well as being able to offer unique experiences for our fans.”
Top 10 Phantastic Auction Bids:
Complete Set of 2013-1014 Phillie Phanatic Bobbleheads: $9,100.00
Baseball Set Autographed by Members of the 2014 Phillies: $7,050.00
Round of Golf for Three with Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt: $7,050.00
Baseball Set Autographed by Members of the 2008 World Series Champion Phillies: $5,750.00
Private Hitting Clinic with Chase Utley: $5,200.00
Round of Golf for Three with Hall of Famer Steve Carlton: $5,100.00
Individual Bats Autographed by Phillies Hall of Fame Members: $5,000.00
Private Hitting Clinic with Ryan Howard: $4,700.00
Kid’s Sleepover in Phillies Clubhouse: $4,550.00
Lunch with Phillies Manager, Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg in His Office: $4,550.00
Proceeds from The Phantastic Auction:
The Phillies family – from the players, coaches, and their wives, to the alumni, ballgirls and front office staff – takes great pride in giving back to the community.
Phillies Charities, Inc., the charitable arm of the Phillies organization, makes gifts to charitable organizations that serve a wide variety of needs, primarily in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, and particularly those serving the Greater Philadelphia area and the communities of its minor league affiliates.
Phillies Charities, Inc. raises funds through a variety of activities throughout the year, including The Phantastic Auction. In 2013, approximately $2 million in grants were awarded to dozens of deserving charitable organizations, including $129,165.95 raised in last year’s Phantastic Auction.
The net proceeds from The Phantastic Auction will benefit Phillies Charities, Inc., and a portion of those proceeds will be contributed to the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the ALS Association as part of the Phillies Phestival on May 19, 2014. For more information, visit http://www.phillies.com/phantasticauction.