Hooks Launch Auction Benefitting Hospitality and Tourism Employees
CORPUS CHRISTI - The Hooks are calling on the baseball community to support those in the hospitality, tourism and service industries through a game-worn jersey auction that began today.
A handful of select game-worn jerseys dating to 2014 will be sold at auction to benefit Visit Corpus Christi's Visit CC Cares Program, which is designed to help employees in the hospitality, tourism and service industries who have experienced financial hardship due to unforeseen circumstances. The Visit CC Cares Program recently launched the COVID-19 Coronavirus Hospitality Emergency Fund Campaign to provide one-time emergency funding to those directly impacted by the current pandemic.
"The hospitality, tourism and service industries have been dramatically impacted due to COVID-19," said JD Davis, Hooks Director of Marketing. "When we started discussing ways our fans could make an impact through a jersey auction, Visit CC Cares was at the top of our list. It was important for us when deciding how to distribute the funds that through the Visit CC Cares Program, the donations go directly to the employees affected."
Among the game-worn jerseys are Houston Astros players George Springer and Jose Urquidy (2019 Raspas), a signed Collin McHugh Coastal Bend jersey and a signed home Hooks jersey by current Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Colin Moran. A full list of available jerseys is below.
The auction is now live at cchooks.com/auction, closing Sunday, May 24 at 1 p.m. CT. Proceeds will directly support Visit CC Cares. A $9.95 domestic shipping and handling fee will apply.
Funds for the Visit CC Cares Program are raised through donations to the Corpus Christi CVB Heritage Society, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable foundation. Learn more about Visit CC Cares here.
GAME-WORN JERSEYS AVAILABLE AT AUCTION:
George Springer (2019 Raspas)
Jose Urquidy (2019 Raspas)
Seth Beer (2019 Raspas)
Cristian Javier (2019 Raspas)
Collin McHugh (2019 Coastal Bend, signed)
Willy Collado (2019 Coastal Bend, signed)
Ryan Engels (2019 Coastal Bend, signed)
Tim Lamonte (2019 Coastal Bend, signed)
Jake Meyers (2019 Dia de los Hooks)
Teoscar HernÃ¡ndez (2014 road gray, signed)
Colin Moran (2014 road gray, signed)
Doug Brocail (2014 road gray, signed)
Framber Valdez (2017 Christmas, signed)
Brandon Bailey (2019 pink, signed)
Granden Goetzman (2019 pink, signed)
Justin Ferrell (2019 pink, signed)
Bill Murphy (2018 pink, signed)
Omar Lopez (2018 Blue Ghosts)
Jorge De Leon (2014 home white)
Matt Heidenreich (2014 home white)
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