Tampa Bay Rays are auctioning three experiences that are worth your consideration (especially the third one, which sounds so fun):
- Bullpen Day with bullpen coach Stan Boroski -- throw a bullpen session pregame in the Rays bullpen with instruction from Boroski, meet members of the Rays’ bullpen and get a tour of the Rays’ private bullpen lounge
- Rays Radio Broadcaster for a Day -- meet Rays radio broadcasters Andy Freed and Dave Wills and join them for a private pregame interview session with manager Kevin Cash
- Team photographer for a day -- spend a day shadowing the Rays team photographer and shoot from a photo well next to the dugout
The auction will have opportunities with all 30 clubs, and benefit the fight against ALS:
The auction has raised nearly $1.5 million since its inception in 2012. Proceeds have been distributed over the years to several causes, and this year, the money will go toward five entities that are committed to raising awareness, funding research and providing the best possible care for both caregivers and patients of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), otherwise known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease.”
This auction was announced the same day former college baseball player turned ALS advocate Pete Frates passed away. If you are able, please consider joining the auction fun, but even if you don’t win, consider the Frates Fund or the ALS Association.
My column for @TheAthleticBOS on the late Pete Frates @PeteFrates3 and how he viewed his ALS diagnosis as an “opportunity” to devote his life to raising awareness about this terrible disease. His fight is over; ours should never end. https://t.co/4NExqkab0Q— Steve Buckley (@BuckinBoston) December 9, 2019