Subway Baseball DeSIGNS is the latest socially responsible project the company has taken on. The money raised from the eBay auctions benefits the Little League Urban Initiative program which helps fund start-ups, developments, equipment, clinics and field maintenance for Inner City Little Leagues. Starting today (August 19, 2011) you can bid on baseballs signed by Katy Perry, Joe Montana, Maroon 5, Johnny Damon or David Price to name a few. All auctions end August 28th giving bidders 10 days to set their prices and get in on the action. It’s the third year they are raising money for the Little League Urban Initiative and it is a great program to get in on.
The tour will visit four U.S. cities concluding with a final stop at the Little League® Baseball World Series (LLBWS) from Aug. 19-28, where the baseballs will then be auctioned off to the general public with all proceeds benefitting the Little League® Baseball Urban Initiative program which helps fund start-ups, developments, equipment, clinics and field maintenance for inner-city youth leagues and teams.
Baseball legends and Famous Fans of SUBWAY® will participate in the tour’s various stops including Cy Young Award winner and ESPN baseball personality Orel Hershiser and former Los Angeles all-star outfielder Shawn Green, who will also serve as honorary coaches in the 2011 National Little League® Baseball Appreciation Game.
For more information on the tour, consumers can visit SubwayKids.com and the Official SUBWAY® Facebook page. Online auctions for the celebrity-autographed baseballs will open to the public Aug. 19 and will run through the Little League® Baseball World Series, which concludes Aug. 28
SUBWAY® Restaurants have proudly sponsored Little League® Baseball and Softball since 2005 as a way to encourage Little Leaguers and their families to live active lifestyles and eat healthy.
About SUBWAY® Restaurants
Headquartered in Milford, Connecticut, and with regional offices in Amsterdam, Beirut, Brisbane, Miami and Singapore, the SUBWAY® chain was co-founded by Fred DeLuca and Dr. Peter Buck in 1965. Their partnership, which continues today, marked the beginning of a remarkable journey – one that has made it possible for thousands of individuals to build and succeed in their own business. In the 2010 Zagat® Fast Food Survey, the SUBWAY® brand was ranked “number one” by consumers in the “Most Popular,” “Top Service” and “Healthy Options” categories for food brands with 5,000 or more locations. For more information about the SUBWAY® chain, visit www.SUBWAY®.com. Find us on Facebook: Facebook.com/SUBWAY®. Follow us on Twitter:twitter.com/SUBWAY®freshbuzz. SUBWAY® is a registered trademark of Doctor’s Associates Inc.
About Little League Baseball & Softball
Little League® Baseball and Softball is the world’s largest and most respected youth sports organization. With players in every U.S. state and more than 70 other countries, the program is led by more than 1 million adult volunteers. It serves children ages 5 through 18, including physically and mentally disabled children (Challenger Division) and children in urban areas (Little League Urban Initiative).
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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Subway through Mom Bloggers Club and I was compensated for this post.