Auction program raising funds for Little League

(Story originally appeared on www.sportscollectorsdaily) Here

Through its partnership with Little League Baseball and Softball, SUBWAY restaurants created the second annual SUBWAY® Baseball DeSIGNS tour and auction program.

Athletes and celebrities who signed baseballs include:

Basketball: Blake Griffin
Baseball: Joe Torre, Dave Winfield, Ryan Howard, Orel Hershiser, Fred Lynn, Dan Uggla, Ken Griffey Sr., Andre Dawson, Josh Johnson, CC Sabathia, Heath Bell, Adrian Gonzalez, Alex Rodriguez, Bucky Dent
Football: Michael Strahan, Ndamukong Suh, C.J. Spiller, Amani Toomer
Boxing: Laila Ali
Motorsports: Carl Edwards, Jeff Gordon
Hockey: Chris Drury
Swimming: Michael Phelps
Entertainment: Zac Effron, Vanessa Hudgens, Britney Snow, Ryan Rottman, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz, Jackson Rathbone, Larry King, Shay Sorells, Bob Harper & Jillian Michaels, Mike & Mike, Jared Fogle, Good Charlotte, Zac Levi, Mark Salling, Boys Like Girls, Backstreet Boys, Chance Crawford, Chris Drama Pfaff, Jonas Brothers

Orel Hershiser Subway deSigns signed baseballThe one-of-a-kind baseballs are available for auction until August 29th.   All of the money raised will go to support Little League baseball.

The tour made stops in select U.S. cities and will culminate at the Little League Baseball World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. At the first stop of the tour in Los Angeles, former big leaguers Fred Lynn and Orel Hershiser helped coach at a Little League Appreciation Game. The tour then headed to Anaheim, California, during All-Star activities and then to New York prior to Williamsport.

The auction will last 10 days and all the proceeds benefit the Little League Urban Initiative.  Last year’s auction raised approximately $5,000.

To see the baseballs and bid, click here.


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