$215,000 raised for cancer care in auction of MLB jerseys, helmets from Field of Dreams game
An auction of items worn by players during Major League Baseball’s Field of Dreams game raised $215,000 for local cancer care.
Jerseys and batting helmets worn on Aug. 12 by members of the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees were put up for bid, with proceeds benefiting MercyOne Dubuque Cancer Center. The facility offers hematology and oncology outpatient services, chemotherapy infusion and radiation oncology services.
The facility said in a press release that among the items that brought in the most money was the jersey of Yankees star Aaron Judge, which went for $33,590.
In conjunction with the game, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred was among the visitors to the cancer center.
“Visiting MercyOne Dubuque Cancer Center was one of the highlights of this extraordinary event,” he said in the release. “It was an inspiring experience to witness the commitment of their staff and spirit of their patients. We are thrilled that this MLB at Field of Dreams Game auction led to a meaningful donation in support of the eastern Iowa community.”