Field of Dreams auction raised big bucks for Iowa hospital
The very first Major League Baseball game to take place at the Field of Dreams in Dyersville had a positive impact on the state of Iowa in more ways than one!
I think anyone who attended the Field of Dreams game on August 12 will tell you that the night was a huge success. The weather was perfect, the game was fun and I think everyone felt the nostalgia. We are Iowa reports that the iconic game between the New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox was the “The most watched MLB regular season game in 16 years.” Another big result of the game was the amount of money it raised for one of the hospitals in Iowa.
According to a new article by KCRG, we now know exactly how much the official game memorabilia auction that took place online after the event raised, and that’s A LOT. A donation of $ 215,000 was given to the MercyOne Dubuque Cancer Center! $ 33,590 of that money was collected from a single auction item, which was the New York Yankee Aaron Judge jersey. We are Iowa quotes MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, who said in a statement, “We are delighted that this MLB game auction at Field of Dreams has resulted in a significant donation to support the community in Eastern Iowa.”
MercyOne announced in a press release that all of this money will go to the cancer center endowment fund, which benefits the Nurse Navigator program, the Cancer SAFE (Supporting Associated Family Expenses) fund and clinical trials. You can see the full MercyOne press release HERE.
LOOK: 50 images of winning moments in the history of sport
Sometimes pictures are the best way to honor the numbers we have lost. When tragedy quickly reminds us that sport is far from the most important thing in life, we can always look back on the winning moment of an athlete who seemed larger than life to us, remaining grateful for their sacrifice. on the ground and bringing joy to millions of people.
Read on to explore the full collection of 50 images compiled by Stacker, showcasing various iconic moments in sports history. Covering the accomplishments of a multitude of sports, these images depict stunning personal achievements, team championships and athletic perseverance.