Royals Hold SECOND Silent Auction to Benefit Mike Coolbaugh Memorial Fund

On Friday, Aug. 10, we held a silent auction on the concourse during the Royals-Toronto game. The auction was held and completely benefited the Mike Coolbaugh Memorial Fund. And – all thanks to those of you who came out and placed bids – we raised more than $5,500 for the Coolbaugh family, who lost Mike on Sunday, July 22, after he was struck in the back of the neck by a line drive while coaching first base during a game in North Little Rock, Ark. Mike, who played for the Omaha Royals in 2006, had just stepped in as the hitting coach for the Tulsa Drillers, the Double-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, this season.

Well, when the Royals return to Kauffman Stadium to play the Cleveland Indians next Friday, Aug. 24, you have another chance to contribute to the Mike Coolbaugh Memorial Fund by again bidding on one-of-a-kind Royals memorabilia. We will be holding a second silent concourse auction at this time, taking place in Section 101-102 on the main concourse inside Kauffman Stadium from 5 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

And, in an effort to help the Coolbaugh family as much as we can, we are placing a handful of the unique items on an on-line auction that you can find on royals.com. The sale of each of these items will also benefit the Mike Coolbaugh Memorial Fund, so check it out and place your bids.07_team_helmet

AUCTION ITEMS ON ROYALS.COM
Tony Pena Jr. Autographed Helmet
Mark Grudzielanek Autographed Helmet and Bat
2006 Reggie Sanders Autographed Black Jersey
2006 Buddy Bell Autographed Black Jersey
Royals vs. Yankees 7/26/07 Lineup Card Autographed by Royals Starters
Twins Cy Young (Santana), MVP (Morneau) & Batting Champ (Mauer) Autographed Baseball Package
(Donated by the Minnesota Twins!)

And, for those making it out to Kauffman Stadium on Friday, Aug. 24 for the silent concourse auction, here’s a rundown of the silent auction items:

AUTOGRAPHED HELMETS
• 2007 Royals Team Autographed Helmet
• Alex Gordon Autographed Helmet and Bat
• Mark Teahen Autographed Helmet and Bat

Dejesus_pink_batAUTOGRAPHED PINK MOTHERS DAY GAME USED BATS
• David DeJesus Pink Autographed Bat

AUTOGRAPHED GAME-USED BROKEN BATS
• John Buck Autographed Bat

AUTOGRAPHED BATS
• George Brett Autographed Bat
• Atlanta Braves Third Baseman Chipper Jones Autographed Used Bat (Donated by the Atlanta Braves!)

AUTOGRAPHED GAME WORN JERSEYS
• 2007 Billy Butler Autographed Blue Spring Training Jersey
• 2006 Zack Greinke Autographed Blue Jersey
• 2006 Mark Grudzielanek Autographed Blue Jersey
• 2006 David DeJesus Autographed White Jersey
• 2006 Mike Sweeney Autographed Blue Batting Practice Jersey 

Butler_jerseyOTHER ONE-OF-A-KIND AUTOGRAPHED MEMORABILIA
• George Brett Autographed Bobblehead
• John Buck Autographed Chest Protector

AUTOGRAPHED BASEBALLS
• David DeJesus Autographed Baseball
• John Buck Autographed Baseball
• Mike Sweeney Autographed Baseball
• Billy Butler Autographed Baseball
• Gil Meche Autographed Baseball

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