||Durham Bulls Raise $5,800 For Youth League
The Durham Bulls recently announced the 4th Annual Durham Bulls Youth Athletic League (DBYAL) Charity Auction raised $5,800 on Friday night, July 23, 2004, at the Bulls game against the Columbus Clippers. The total amount raised in Charity auctions at the park is now over $35,000 in the four years since it’s inception.
“It’s been a tremendous year for the Durham Bulls Youth Athletic League,” Durham Bulls General Manager Mike Birling said, “In May we opened the new ‘Field of Dreams’ complex in downtown Durham, and now we’ve completed another successful charity auction. The support of this community has been incredible.”
The auction was held on the main concourse from 6pm through the 7th inning. Auction items included autographed baseballs from Cal Ripken Jr., Ryne Sandberg, Joe Morgan and Jim Palmer, an autographed basketball from UNC Basketball Coach Roy Williams and autographed footballs from Philadelphia Eagles Donovan McNabb and Terrell Owens. The items that went for the most money were a Derek Jeter autographed baseball and the Cal Ripken Autographed Team USA Jersey. Over 100 items were available for auction with bids ranging anywhere from $25 to $355.
The DBYAL is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of Durham’s inner city children by providing high-quality sports recreation programs free of charge. Since its inception in 1994, the DBYAL has sponsored thousands of children allowing them to participate in Little League Baseball and Soccer. This year, the league opened its new “Field of Dreams” little league baseball parks located near the intersection of Liberty Street and Hyde Park Avenue. For information regarding donations for the Durham Bulls Youth Athletic League, please contact the Durham Bulls at 919-687-6500.
Thanks to DBBC’s Matt DeMargel for this capcom story.