The Somerset Patriots, the New York Yankees’ Double-A subsidiary, are running an online fundraiser through MiLB auctions to help those affected by Tropical Storm Ida in Central New Jersey. The auction will run until 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 26th. Click here to go to the auction.
The net proceeds from the auction will go to the Somerset Patriots Children’s Educational and Sportsmanship Foundation, which then donates to several Somerset County-based charities that work to help residents and businesses affected by the floods caused by the hurricane are most affected.
The patriots raised donations of memorabilia, experiences, and items from sports clubs, team partners, and organizations that wanted to help with the effort. The highlights of the auction include a bat signed by Derek Jeter that reads “HOF 2020”, a game base from the MLB All-Star Game 2021, and four tickets to Hamilton on Broadway with a pre-show dinner at Bond 45.
In addition to autographed items from Patriots, top Yankees prospects and players from Northeast League teams, the auction also includes items from Saquon Barkley (New York Giants), Julius Randle (New York Knicks), Martin Brodeur (New Jersey Devils), Greg Schiano (Rutgers Football) and baseball greats Yogi Berra, Don Mattingly and Joe Torre.
Experiences also include a foursome at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster, tickets to three Rutgers football games, and a shotgun or rifle lesson at Hudson Farm.
“We’d like to thank everyone who took the time to support our community fundraiser,” said Patrick McVerry, President / General Manager of the Patriots. “We donated some really nice items from many organizations that understand that time is of the essence in helping those in our area who are struggling to get their lives back on track. We hope that people will be generous and bid on these great items so that we can make a difference for those in need. “
More items may be added to the auction in the coming days as more donations come into the team.