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All-Star Game jerseys to be silent auctioned for charity; bids now accepted online

Madison, WI – July 11, 2008. Following the 2008 Northwoods League All-Star game on Monday, July 14 at the “Duck Pond,” fans will have the unique opportunity to take home a piece of the action while giving to a great cause. Game-worn jerseys from every All-Star player will be available for purchase, but only if you are the highest bidder! For those who can’t wait until game-time, an online auction has been set up to take your bids in secret. Proceeds from the jersey auction will benefit the Madison Children’s Museum, with opening bids starting at $ 50.

Fans interested in bidding on a jersey can do so by visiting mallardsbaseball.com and clicking on the link for the auction (the graphic of two jersey’s). There will be a pull-down menu where you will be able to select which player’s jersey you would like to bid on. After filling out a brief questionnaire with important contact information, fans will be able to enter their bid. The current bid amount for a player’s jersey will be tracked on the auction section of mallardsbaseball.com.

On the day of the All-Star game there will be a table set up listing the highest bid on each player’s jersey. Fans can keep placing bids in-person until the 7th inning. Immediately after the game the winner will be announced and the jerseys will be taken right from the players’ backs and placed into your hands!

On Sunday, July 13, the Mallards will host an All-Star Fan Fest at 2:00 p.m. before giving way to the Home Run Derby at 4:30 p.m. The All-American Challenge will follow at 6:05 p.m., pitting local Home Talent League All-Stars versus a Military All-Star Team. The Mallards will then host the 2008 All-Star Game at the “Duck Pond” on Monday, July 14 at 7:05 p.m., which will be broadcast live on ESPNU! Tickets remain for both dates and can be purchased online at mallardsbaseball.com or by calling the ticket office at 608.246.4277.