Atlanta Braves to Raise Money for Alabama Tornado Relief

By: Kim Allen Email
By: Kim Allen Email

The Atlanta Braves are reaching out to their neighbor to the west. The Braves are teaming up with the city of Tuscaloosa this Saturday to raise money for tornado relief efforts.

The "Alabama Day" event at Turner Field will feature an autograph signing with Braves relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel, a silent auction and a presentation of a $111,000 check to the Salvation Army on behalf of the Braves and their fans.

Kimbrel, a Huntsville native, will sign autographs for fans who donate $20 to Tuscaloosa Forward from 5:45 until 6:30 p.m. in Monument Grove at Turner Field.

A silent auction to benefit Tuscaloosa Forward in the Fan Plaza and at section 202 of the stadium will have memorabilia signed by coaches Nick Saban and Gene Chizik as well as by former and current Alabama and Auburn players, including Mark Ingram, Julio Jones, Trent Richardson, Pat Sullivan, Bo Jackson and Cam Newton.

Fans who buy a ticket for the 7:10 p.m. game between the Braves and the Florida Marlins at Turner Field can receive up to a $15 discount on a ticket with an Alabama drivers license or college ID.

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