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Charity Spotlight: Going to Bat for Vermont Foundation

1495 Sports is proud to announce a new section of the site, where we take time to highlight a charitable origination. The first charity to be highlighted will be the ‘Going to Bat for Vermont’ Farmers Foundation.

The foundation started by brothers Sam Lincoln and Buster Olney, who grew up on a Randolph Center dairy farm, and raising funds to help the state’s farmers who devastating losses due to Tropical Storm Irene.

The ‘Going to Bat for Vermont’ foundation is currently having an online auction featuring items from various Major League Baseball teams, including the Yankees, Mets and Red Sox. There will also be a roundtable event featuring Theo Epstein, Brian Cashman and Peter Gammons.

Some of the great auction prizes for fans to bid on includes a New York Mets Fan Experience, which contains four tickets to a game at Citi Field during the 2012 season; the package also includes watching batting practice on the field and meeting a player on the team.

There are also a ton of autographed baseballs to bid on, from both the Mets and the Yankees. Fans can also bid on a baseball signed by knuckleball specialist R.A. Dickey, or a personalized signed jersey by Yankees-ace C.C. Sabathia.

Click here for the official ‘Going to Bat for Vermont’ site:


The proceeds from the event will be distributed by the Vermont Community Foundation’s Farm Disaster Relief Fund. To find out more about the VCFFD one can check out their official site can be seen by clicking here:


Written on October 20, 2011

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