Red, white and blue jerseys worn by the Washington Nationals on Tuesday in honor of the victims of the Navy Yard shootings are being autographed and sold to raise money for the victims’ families.
The Nats wore the patriotic blue button down jerseys during Game 1 of their doubleheader with the Atlanta Braves. The two teams had been scheduled to play on Monday but it was postponed in the aftermath of the shootings during which 12 people died.
Proceeds from the auction, which is being conducted on MLB.com, will benefit Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), which which has committed to provide support and care for the families of the victims who died in the tragedy.
Among the jerseys up for bid are those worn and autographed by Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg, Ryan and Jordan Zimmerman and Jayson Werth.
Harper’s jersey had already been bid up to $2,400 with seven more days remaining in the auction.