No stranger to donating some of his game-used memorabilia and his time to raise money for youth sports, Don Mattingly is back in his hometown—and hosting an online auction Tuesday night.
A Bronx Reunion: An Evening with Bernie Williams and Don Mattingly takes place at the Tropicana Hotel/Casino in Evansville, IN. The event includes a cocktail reception and a Q&A session while the silent auction takes place all night—and you don’t have to go to participate. The auction will be conducted through HandBid, which enables bidding by mobile device from anywhere.
Among the items up for bid will be several of Mattingly’s game-worn jerseys as manager of the Florida Marlins including his 2017 All-Star Game jersey, autographed baseballs and other memorabilia from some of baseball’s biggest names including Aaron Judge, Mike Trout, Clayton Kershaw, Nolan Arenado, Paul Goldschmidt and several members of the 2016 Cubs and 2017 Astros World Series championship teams. Mattingly is also auctioning a couple of meet and greet sessions with him during the baseball season—and even the chance to have him record the greeting for your phone. You can check out the auction here.
Proceeds benefit Mattingly Charities, which helps support underserved youth baseball and softball programs as well as learning and sports programs for kids with disabilities. Last year, they successfully launched the Mattingly RBI League, affiliated with MLB, in in Evansville, with approximately 400 youngsters participating.