LOS ANGELES - As part of Opening Weekend presented by Bank of America that begins today, the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation is now auctioning a one-of-a-kind Vin Scully first pitch mound from Opening Day 2014 against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium. The item is signed by Hall of Famer Scully and the entire Dodger roster from Opening Day 2014. Scully is now in his 65th season with the club, the longest of any sports broadcaster with one team. The Opening Day mound features signatures from all current Dodgers, including A.J. Ellis, Andre Ethier, Adrian Gonzalez, Clayton Kershaw, Matt Kemp, Yasiel Puig and Hanley Ramirez. Additionally, fans will have the unique opportunity to bid on Dodger owner Earvin "Magic" Johnson's Dodger jersey worn by him today.
Net proceeds from this auction benefit Dodgers RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities), a comprehensive, urban youth baseball program for boys and girls ages 5 to 18. Working together with local organizations, parents, coaches and volunteers, Dodgers RBI currently offers 2,400 youth the opportunity to learn and enjoy the games of baseball and softball with special emphasis on education, recreation and healthy habits for young people. Dodgers RBI is a cornerstone program of the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, the official charity of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation provides uniforms and equipment, recruitment assistance, cash grants, coaches training, youth clinics and education and health resources to all teams. Using the power of sport to mold major league people, Dodgers RBI seeks to impacts 10,000 youth in some of the most under-resourced areas of Los Angeles during a three-year period.
The mound and jersey are MLB authenticated and bidding for each item starts at $5,000. The auction is live now through April 28 and bidding is now open at www.dodgers.com