The Bellingham Bells and Sport Restaurant will partner on a jersey auction fundraiser benefiting research for Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS), the team announced today.
During the Friday, July 4 game versus the Kelowna Falcons, the Bells will wear special edition uniforms. Throughout the game, fans will have the opportunity to bid on their favorite player’s jersey at a silent auction taking place in the concourse. At the conclusion of the game, winning bidders will have the opportunity to collect their jersey directly from the player, with opportunities for autographs and photographs. All proceeds raised from the silent auction will benefit the ALS Therapy Development Institute and the ALS Association Evergreen Chapter.
“The 4th of July game will be a very special one at the ballpark,” said Bells general manager Nick Caples. “We will be hosting a very special and unique fund raiser that will go to two great organizations that are dedicated to supporting those with Lou Gehrig’s Disease, and also support their research to find a cure.”
First pitch for the July 4 contest versus Kelowna will have a special start time at 1:05 p.m. Gates will open at 12 p.m.
Amyotrophic Lateral Scelerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects muscle movement. ALS is often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease after Lou Gehrig, a hall-of-fame baseball player for the New York Yankees who was diagnosed with the disease in the 1930s. There is no current cure or effective treatment for ALS.