Broadcast auction set for Royals-Indians game Tuesday

A meet-and-greet involving Gold Glove catcher Salvador Perez (left) and a private pitching lesson with All-Star closer Greg Holland are among the auction items.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Royals Charities and FOX Sports Kansas City will present a broadcast auction during the Royals-Indians game on Tuesday, June 10.  

The annual on-air auction will give viewers the opportunity to bid on unique baseball memorabilia pieces and ballpark experiences. The auction begins at 6:30 p.m. during the Hy-Vee Royals LIVE pregame show and continues throughout the game telecast. All proceeds from the event will benefit Royals Charities.

Fans will have an opportunity to support Royals Charities by phoning in bids for one-of-a-kind items and experiences including a dinner with Hall of Famer George Brett, a private pitching lesson with All-Star closer Greg Holland, breakfast with Silver Slugger Billy Butler and much more.

Bids may be placed during the game by calling 816-504-4040. 

Dates for all experience dates will be mutually agreed upon. The experiences scheduled to be auctioned off are:   

George Brett Experience

The winner and three friends will have dinner with Brett and former Royals catcher Jason Kendall at Capital Grille on the Country Club Plaza. Date to be determined. Winners will also have the opportunity to be on the field for Royals batting practice before watching the game from the BATS Crown Club that evening. Also includes one premium parking pass.

Class of 1999 National Baseball Hall of Fame Framed Jerseys Set

This unique collector’s item features four framed jerseys of the Class of 1999 National Baseball Hall of Fame inductees — George Brett, Nolan Ryan, Robin Yount and Orlando Cepeda.

Meet and Greet with Royals Gold Glove Award Winners

Winners will have the opportunity to meet first baseman Eric Hosmer, left fielder Alex Gordon and catcher Salvador Perez, who each won a Rawlings Gold Glove Award in 2013, and take a photo with the trio during Royals batting practice. The package also includes four tickets to the Kia Diamond Club and one premium parking pass. 

Broadcast Experience

Winners will have the opportunity to spend one inning in the home television booth with FOX Sports Kansas City’s Ryan Lefebvre and Rex Hudler and one inning in the Royals Radio Network booth with Hall of Fame radio broadcaster Denny Matthews, Steve Physioc and Steve Stewart during a Royals home game. In addition, the winners will get to visit the Royals’ dugout for manager Ned Yost’s pregame press conference. The experience includes four tickets to the Kia Diamond Club, one premium parking pass and an autographed baseball signed by the Royals’ broadcast team.

Pitching Lessons with Greg Holland

This experience is for three players, ages 10 to 18, to have a 30-minute private pitching lesson with Holland prior to a Royals home game. The experience includes four Kia Diamond Club tickets, one premium parking pass and a Holland autographed baseball. 

1975 World Series Framed Jersey Set featuring Carlton Fisk and Johnny Bench Jerseys

This framed jersey set relives one of the greatest moments in World Series history, as Boston’s Carlton Fisk waves a home run inside the foul pole against Johnny Bench and the Cincinnati Reds in Game 6 of the 1975 Fall Classic.

1986 World Series Framed Jersey Set featuring Mookie Wilson and Bill Buckner Jerseys

In commemoration of another classic moment, this framed jersey set relives Mookie Wilson’s famous grounder that went through the legs of Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner to give the New York Mets a Game 6 victory in the 1986 World Series.

Country Breakfast with Billy Butler

The winner and five guests will get to enjoy a "country breakfast" with Butler and his wife, Katie, at the Market Grill in the new Hy-Vee store at 151st Street and Blackbob in Olathe, Kan. Winners will visit Kauffman Stadium later in the day to watch batting practice on the field and attend that night’s game in the Kia Diamond Club. The experience also includes two premium parking passes.

In addition, Royals Charities will also offer a limited number of exclusive Royals ticket packages during the broadcast auction. Fans may purchase a package — each valued at $400 — for just $99.

Package #1

— Four Loge Box tickets to one of the following games:

     — Saturday, July 12 — Tigers vs. Royals (Salvador Perez Bobblehead giveaway)

     — Saturday, August 30 — Indians vs. Royals (Mr. Royal Bobblehead giveaway and Retro Night)

     — Sunday, September 14 — Red Sox vs. Royals (Family FunDay Sunday)

— Four unlimited Outfield Experiences Play Passes to be used for one game of your choice

— One reserved parking pass

— One game-used baseball autographed by a member of the Royals (specific autographs cannot be requested)

Package #2

— Four Loge Box tickets to one of the following games:

     — Saturday, July 12 — Tigers vs. Royals (Salvador Perez Bobblehead giveaway)

     — Saturday, August 30 — Indians vs. Royals (Mr. Royal Bobblehead giveaway and Retro Night)

     — Sunday, September 14 — Red Sox vs. Royals (Family FunDay Sunday)

— Four unlimited Outfield Experiences Play Passes to be used for one game of your choice

— One reserved parking pass

— Four Royals hats

Visit www.royals.com/broadcastauction for complete package details.