Atlanta Braves to Hold Memorabilia Auction to Benefit Tornado Victims

Atlanta Braves to Hold Memorabilia Auction to Benefit Tornado Victims

The Atlanta Braves are joining forces with Tuscaloosa, Alabama in an effort to raise money and awareness for the victims of the tornadoes that tore through Alabama on April 27th. The United States has been seemingly ravaged by tornadoes this year and it would be easy to forget about the terrible storm that took 43 lives. To honor those that passed and continue the rebuilding process, the Saturday game against the Florida Marlins at Turner Field will play host to "Alabama Day."

Braves pitcher and Huntsville, Alabama native, Craig Kimbrel will be on-hand before the game from 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM in Monument Grove to sign autographs for fans in exchange for a $20 donation to Tuscaloosa Forward, a movement geared toward the long-term rebuilding of Tuscaloosa.

Additionally, fans who present an Alabama driver's license or an ID from an Alabama state school will receive discounted ticket prices at the Turner Field ticket window. The special prices include Upper Box tickets for $12 instead of the regular $24 and Outfield Tickets for $20 instead of the regular $35.

There will also be a silent auction in the Fan Plaza and at Section 202 to benefit the tornado relief. Items available at the auction include sports memorabilia signed by Nick Saban, Gene Chizick, Pat Sullivan, Bo Jackson, Cam Newton, Julio Jones, Mark Ingram and Trent Richardson as well as many others. Tim Hudson, David Ross and Craig Kimbrel, all of whom have connections to Alabama, also signed memorabilia for the auction.

The Salvation Army will be in attendance to collect donations from visitors and Braves President, John Schuerholz and Craig Kimbrel will present a check for $111,000 to the Salvation Army before the game.

ebaysmalllogo Image

1407454327074040 1 Image
Majestic Atlanta Braves Mens S Navy Blue Short Sleeve Graphic T-Shirt! MLB
3109275575824040 1 Image
100 Card Lot Atlanta Braves 1970 s 1980 s Rookie s Hank Aaron Phil Niekro Smoltz
3307559741124040 1 Image
3710087598334040 1 Image
Atlanta Braves Frozen Rope Necklace - Navy Blue
1311622032704040 1 Image
Braves 1996 Champions Banner---Budweiser
3710087600464040 1 Image
Atlanta Braves Hand-Painted Glass Nightlight
3609055772214040 1 Image
Autographed Greg Maddux Upper Deck 1994 card Sharp autograph COA
2614521313374040 1 Image
2014 Topps Heritage B.J. Upton High Number Card SP #484

« Previous12345...1213


 |  E-Mail | URL
Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a life-long sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as college basketball and football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. As an adult, he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim, and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute.

Leave a Comment: