6/6 Help out Oklahoma & Ty Wright

Chicago Cubs Charities will contribute $5,000 towards Double-A outfielder Ty Wright’s efforts to raise funds for the people devastated by the tornadoes in central Oklahoma. The Tennessee Smokies and Wright have also started an online auction of sports memorabilia to raise additional funds to send to Oklahoma. All proceeds will benefit the relief efforts of the Central Oklahoma Red Cross.

“The overwhelming response from our fans has been great,” Wright said. “I can’t thank the Ricketts family, the Cubs and Smokies organizations and the fans of East Tennessee enough for their generosity helping those affected from the devastating tornadoes.”

Bidding for the online auction is now open and will end at noon ET on June 17. There are several items from former Smokies, from Major and Minor League players and from Hall of Famers. The auction will be held through http://www.smokies.milbauctions.com

Among the items:
Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks autographed bat
Chicago Cubs pitcher Matt Garza autographed jersey
2012 Cy Young winner David Price autographed baseball
Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo autographed bat
Smokies pitcher Trey McNutt game-worn, autographed glove

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