Mattingly Charities, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, today announced their first organization fundraising event will be held Thursday, January 27, 2011, 6pm – 10pm, at Mickey Mantle’s Restaurant, located in New York City. Schulte Auctions will conduct the On-Line Auction supporting the launch. The event, hosted by Len Berman, will include an intimate cocktail reception, dinner, a silent auction, a question/answer session with Don Mattingly and will conclude with musical entertainment featuring talented youth members from The Boys’ Club of New York. Former baseball greats Bernie Williams, Tom Seaver along with former New York Rangers’ legend, Rod Gilbert will be attending, in addition to other athletes and celebrity friends expected to attend to support Don’s launch of Mattingly Charities.
Founded by former New York Yankee Captain and current Los Angeles Dodgers’ manager, Don Mattingly created Mattingly Charities to serve under- privileged youth by supporting programs that promote baseball and softball participation.
“We are very excited to officially kick-off Mattingly Charities and announce a very special relationship with the Boys’ Club of New York,” said Don Mattingly, 1985 American League MVP.
Schulte Auctions will be conducting an on-line memorabilia auction which will feature numerous signed collectible items to benefit the fundraising efforts of Mattingly Charities. A Charlie Daniels signed fiddle, a B.B. King signed Lucille guitar, a Rascal Flatts and Martina McBride signed guitars, are just a few items currently posted LIVE on www.SchulteAuctions.com closing, Monday, January 31, 2011 at 10 pm EST.
For more information on how to purchase event tickets or donate on-line please visit www.MattinglyCharities.org or e-mail email@example.com
About Mattingly Charities
Mattingly Charities is a non-profit organization, created to serve underprivileged youth by supporting programs which promote baseball and softball participation in conjunction with other developmentary related activities, for the benefit of underprivileged youth, youth leagues, and social welfare and related organizations. 100% of the efforts of the organization will be focused on these activities. Initially, Mattingly Charities will partner with existing charities that already have established operations and aligned mission statements and serve primarily as a source of funding and equipment for these organizations. Funding will be generated year round through various activities including special events and direct solicitation of the general public.