Phillies Charities, Inc. Phantastic Auction Raises $105,000

Online auction featuring once-in-a-lifetime experiences comes to a close with final bidding frenzy; Dinner party with Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt is top-selling auction item

The third annual Phillies Charities, Inc. Phantastic Auction held on phillies.com garnered nearly $105,000 for charity.

This unique event, held April 23-May 14, gave fans the chance to bid on 50 once-in-a-lifetime experiences with Hall of Famers and All-Stars, as well as exclusive trips, memorabilia and many other Phillies opportunities.

The Phantastic Auction was held in partnership with SportsRadio 94WIP and Talk Radio 1210 WPHT. Both stations provided two days of programming during the culmination of the auction.

"Thanks to incredible fan support, as well as the partnership with SportsRadio 94 WIP and Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, the third annual Phantastic Auction raised nearly $105,000 for Phillies Charities, Inc. and the Phillies Phestival, which benefits the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the ALS Association," said Dave Buck, Phillies Senior Vice President, Marketing and Advertising Sales. "The Phillies take pride in giving back to the community as well as being able to offer unique opportunities for our fans."

Top 10 Phantastic Auction Bids

$5,250.00           Dinner Party for Eight with Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt in the Phillies Executive Dining Room                 

$5,150.00           Private Hitting Clinic with Ryan Howard                  

$5,065.15           Private On-Field Dinner Party for Ten at Citizens Bank Park                             

$4,950.00           2016 Phantasy Camp Trip                            

$4,350.00           Private Hitting Clinic with Chase Utley                     

$4,065.15           Kid's Sleepover in Phillies Clubhouse and Breakfast with the Phanatic                         

$3,500.00           Round of Golf for Three with Hall of Famer Steve Carlton                

$3,450.00           Private Suite with Catering and World Series Trophies - Saturday, July 18, 2015                      

$3,270.20           Round of Golf for Three with Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt                

$3,226.51           Set of Baseball Bats Autographed by Members of the 2008 World Champion Philadelphia Phillies

Proceeds from The Phantastic Auction

The Phillies family - from the players, coaches, and their wives, to the alumni, ballgirls and front office staff - takes great pride in giving back to the community.

Phillies Charities, Inc., the charitable arm of the Phillies organization, makes gifts to charitable organizations that serve a wide variety of needs, primarily in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, and particularly those serving the Greater Philadelphia area and the communities of its minor league affiliates.

Phillies Charities, Inc. raises funds through a variety of activities throughout the year, including The Phantastic Auction. Last year alone, approximately $2 million in grants were awarded to dozens of deserving charitable organizations.

The net proceeds from The Phantastic Auction will benefit Phillies Charities, Inc., and a portion of those proceeds will be contributed to the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the ALS Association as part of the Phillies Phestival on June 1, 2015. Nearly $400,000 has been raised for charity since the first Phantastic Auction began. For more information, visit www.phillies.com/phantasticauction.