|With the support of Joe Maddon ’76 and the Tampa Bay Rays, the Friends of Lafayette Baseball is holding a series of auction fundraisers to supplement Lafayette baseball’s operational budget on an annual basis and support other large-scale projects germane to the program.
Joe Maddon has donated his four (4) tickets at selected Major League Baseball games and various stadiums throughout the 2013 season. In addition to the tickets, the winner of each individual game auction will also receive four (4) field passes for batting practice and participate in a meet and greet with Rays Manager Joe Maddon prior to the game.
One hundred percent of the net proceeds will benefit the Lafayette baseball program. Any amount bid that is over the value of the tickets can be considered a tax deductible donation per IRS regulations.*.
The winning bidder must dress and act accordingly in a professional and courteous manner while participating in this experience. At the sole discretion of the Tampa Bay Rays, if at any time during the experience the winning bidder is not acting in a professional and courteous manner, the Tampa Bay Rays may end the experience and no refund or additional services will be offered to the winning bidder whether or not the entire experience was completed. The winning bidder may be required to sign an indemnification waiver prior to participating.
In the issue of a rain-out, winning bidders may choose to attend the makeup date or be refunded their bid. If batting practice is cancelled, the meet and greet will be held in the Rays dugout.
Lafayette College’s Office of Athletic Communications and Promotions will contact the winning bidders of each auction. Lafayette will coordinate with the Tampa Bay Rays the winner’s contact information. An official letter for both Lafayette and the Tampa Bay Rays will be sent via e-mail to the winner. The letter will contain the appropriate contact information, time and location for proper tickets pickup at the respected location.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Lafayette College Office of Athletic Communications and Promotions at [email protected].
Friends of Lafayette Baseball
The Lafayette College baseball program has made great strides in evolving into one of the Patriot League’s elite competitors. This has been accomplished through the tremendous leadership of Head Coach Joe Kinney, his staff, hard working student-athletes, and the financial support from alumni, parents and friends. Involvement and generosity from alumni, parents and friends is key to future accomplishments on and off the field and supports a host of needs vital to the program’s success.
The Friends of Baseball Committee’s mission is to connect alumni, parents and friends with the Lafayette Baseball program, while also building an active donor base to raise funds for the baseball program. All financial activities of the Friends of Baseball will be in full compliance with all Lafayette College and NCAA rules and regulations. All gifts designated to the Friends of Baseball will be deposited into the Maroon Club Baseball account by the College’s Office of Development and College Relations.
*Ticket packages range from $250-$650. Please check ticket value to discern tax deductable amount.