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Also, in today’s Miami Herald there was a great article on the Miracle League of Pembroke Pines.
You could not find a more accurate word than ‘Miracle’ to describe what happens on and around a Miracle field. You can see on the face of each player, family member, coach, volunteer and spectator how much this experience touches every heart.
Amidst the excitement of Nathan Evoldi’s Marlins debut and a thrilling 4-2 Marlins victory, fans in attendance did their best Brad Pitt impression by posing the question, “What’s in the box!” That’s right, on July 28th the annual Wives Tackle Box Auction took place. The Marlins Wives collected some of their husbands’ favorite items, gift cards to their restaurants and leisure activities of choice, along with unique autographed items and displayed them in tackle boxes (cuz we’re “the fish”… get it) for fans to bid on.
The event has come and gone and after raising over $6,000 to benefit Shake-A-Leg Miami, here is a look back at some of the unique items up for auction.
Steve Cishek offered up a private pitching lesson at Marlins Park, to go along with an autographed golf photo of himself and a limited edition Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle from his personal collection. Veteran infielder Carlos Lee included an authentic signed Panama jersey from the World Baseball Classic to go along with autographed programs and brochures from his very own cattle ranch for those of you interested in beef for your next bbq. Have you been watching “The Franchise”? If so, you would have recognized LoMo’s Stewie shirt that he wore on the show and was included in his box to go along with autographed items like his toothbrush holder and gift certificates to Mr. Yum’s sushi restaurant, home of the LoMo roll. These are just a handful of cool items that were auctioned off at the event and maybe next year you can be the winner of a suite night compliments of Ozzie Guillen, or hitting lessons with “The Most Interesting Man in Baseball,” Greg Dobbs.
2012 Tackle Boxes included: Jose Reyes, Mark Buehlre, Carlos Lee, Ozzie Guillen, Brett Hayes, John Buck, Justin Ruggiano, Logan Morisson, Emilio Bonifacio, Steve Cishek, Donnie Murphy, Greg Dobbs
For more information on the Marlins Wives Fundraising efforts please visit www.marlins.com/wives
Keep a look out for our latest ‘Neighbor 4 Neighbors’ CBS4 segment!
Our own Heath Bell and John Buck did an interview with CBS4 to talk about the Miami Marlins Charity Partner, the Miracle League of Miami Dade County. During this interview the Miracle League was presented with a generous donation. The Miami Marlins have partnered with the Miracle League to help build their first field in Miami Dade. These specially designed fields allow children with special needs to enjoy the game of baseball. Every child deserves to experience joy and community through baseball. This sentiment is close to the hearts of Heath Bell, John Buck and the Marlins Foundation. Heath Bell’s daughter plays in the Miracle League of San Diego, further fueling the Marlins desire to help fulfill this dream.
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Visit http://www.miracleleagueofmiamidade.org/ for more information on this incredible organization.