Around the League

Revs Turn Jersey Auction Inside Out

(August 3, 2020, York, Pa.) — The York Revolution is again turning the lemon of a 2020 season into lemonade by offering fans a new take on the annual PeoplesBank player jersey auction. Since no Revolution players are in town to wear the jerseys before they are auctioned “off the player’s back,” winning bidders will instead put names and numbers of their choice on their jersey.

In another unique twist, the jerseys honor different types of “Hometown Heroes,” with five different designs reflecting different “essential” professions. Six of each design are available for a total of 30 auction items, and all auction proceeds will benefit the York County Food Bank.

“When we could not do the usual auction, we decided that rather than just give up on this idea for the year, we would make it unique and special,” said Revolution President Eric Menzer. “This is the first and probably only time that we can give fans this incredible opportunity. Let’s hope by 2021 we’re playing baseball, but until then, we hope people will take advantage of this really cool opportunity so we can raise a substantial amount for the Food Bank.”

The five jersey designs honor five categories of essential workers who have been on the front line in the York community during the COVID-19 pandemic: first responders, delivery service, healthcare workers, grocery and food industry, and educators. Fans can bid using the LiveSource auction app, downloadable from the Apple or Google Play stores. Bidding ends August 16 at 5:00 p.m. Once bidding is closed, winners will be contacted to get the numbers and names for the jerseys. Jerseys will be printed and delivered six to eight weeks thereafter.

“Think about what an awesome Christmas present this could be for a Revs fan in one of these professions,” suggested Menzer. “It’s one thing to get a Revs replica jersey as a gift, but think about one honoring your profession, and with your name on it. We think that’s super cool. And yes, that’s the technical term we are applying to this.”

“We could not be more excited to sponsor this very special jersey auction,” said Craig Kauffman, President/CEO of PeoplesBank. “This has obviously been a stressful time for many of these workers in our community, thousands of whom are among our customers. We’re proud to honor our Hometown Heroes and to raise money for the York County Food Bank, which has done incredible work through this economic crisis.”

About the York Revolution:
The York Revolution Professional Baseball Club is a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. The Revolution was Atlantic League Champions in 2010, 2011, and 2017. The 2020 season would have been the team’s 14th. Located at 5 Brooks Robinson Way, PeoplesBank Park hosts all Revolution home games, in addition to myriad events through the entire calendar year. For tickets or more information, please call 717-801-HITS (4487) or visit the Revolution online at www.YorkRevolution.com.

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB):
With eight teams in the Mid-Atlantic and Texas, the ALPB is a leader in baseball innovation and a player gateway to Major League Baseball. Through its exclusive partnership with MLB, the Atlantic League tests Major League Baseball rules and equipment initiatives. The Atlantic League has sent more than 950 players to MLB organizations while drawing more than 42 million fans to its affordable, family-friendly ballparks throughout its 23-year history. For more information, please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com.



Search Archive »




Browse by Year »

2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015

Browse by Month »

September 2020
August 2020
July 2020
June 2020
May 2020
April 2020
March 2020
February 2020
January 2020
December 2019
November 2019
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015