Originally posted on Fox Sports Midwest  |  Last updated 7/9/13
ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Tonight's broadcasts of the Cardinals-Astros game on FOX Sports Midwest and the Cardinals Radio Network will feature a live auction of exclusive, one-of-a-kind Cardinals experiences benefiting Cardinals Care. The FOX Sports Midwest broadcast auction begins with the first pitch and continues through the seventh inning. The radio auction starts during the pregame show and continues through the sixth inning. Among the items being auctioned: a Mike Matheny VIP Experience, a private dinner with Hall of Famer Lou Brock, a Mike Shannon and John Rooney Experience, the opportunity to throw out a ceremonial first pitch, and the chance to play catch on the field with Cardinals rookie Shelby Miller. For a full listing of auction items, see below. Bidding will be conducted via telephone. Fans can bid by calling 314-345-9418 (for items auctioned on the FOX Sports Midwest broadcast) and 314-436-7900 (Cardinals Radio Network items). The Cardinals also are presenting a special ticket offer during the broadcasts. Five dollars from every Cardinals ticket purchased for the Edward Jones Hall of Fame Weekend July 19-21 against the San Diego Padres will benefit Cardinals Care. "The broadcast auction is really all about kids," said Michael Hall, vice president of community relations and executive director of Cardinals Care. "Not only will the proceeds of the night support Cardinals Care and the work we do to help kids in our community, but for the fans, winning one of these auction experiences will make them feel like a kid living out their baseball dreams." Tonight's auction is the second Cardinals auction with FOX Sports Midwest and the Cardinals Radio Network, which teamed together in 2011 to support Cardinals Care and the Joplin Relief Fund, raising more than 100,000 for Joplin. Broadcast Auction Items Benefiting Cardinals Care Presented by Fox Sports Midwest 1. MIKE MATHENY VIP EXPERIENCE An exclusive experience for four people Pregame meet and greet in Matheny's office Watch Matheny's pregame press meeting in Matheny's office Discuss strategy and starting lineup with Matheny Watch batting practice from a VIP area behind home plate Dinner for four in the Cardinals Club VIP parking (one vehicle) Four Field Box tickets One-night stay at Hyatt Regency St. Louis (includes two rooms) Mutually agreeable date 2. PRIVATE DINNER WITH HALL OF FAMER LOU BROCK An exclusive experience for two people Pregame dinner for two with Lou Brock and his wife, Jackie, at Kemoll's (Top of the Met) Chauffeur service to Kemoll's and Busch Stadium in limited edition 1973 Stuz Blackhawk built specifically for Lou Brock Two Field Box tickets Mutually agreeable date 3. CATCH ON THE FIELD WITH SHELBY MILLER An exclusive experience for one person (age 15 or under); three guests will accompany One person (age 15 or under) will play catch with Shelby Miller All four attendees will receive an autographed baseball from Shelby Miller All four attendees will receive a behind-the-scenes tour of the Cardinals clubhouse Four Field Box tickets Mutually agreeable date 4. JIM EDMONDS AND FOX SPORTS VIP EXPERIENCE An exclusive experience for four people Exclusive access joining Jim Edmonds on set for Fox Sports Midwest pregame show Shadow Fox Sports Midwest's Jim Hayes on field during batting practice Spend the game in private room on the Broadcast level, includes food and beverages Jim Edmonds will visit the private room on the Broadcast level for two innings Watch Fox Sports Midwest postgame show at a VIP table at Stadium Club Lumiere One-night stay at HoteLumiere (includes two rooms) Thursday, August 22, 2013 vs. Atlanta Braves at 7:15 p.m. 5. WHITEY HERZOG AND TV BROADCAST EXPERIENCE An exclusive experience for four people Visit TV broadcast booth during game (two innings) Meet TV broadcasters Visit TV production truck during pregame Spend the game in private room on the Broadcast level, includes food and beverages Whitey Herzog will visit the private room on the Broadcast level for five innings One-night stay at Hyatt Regency St. Louis (includes two rooms) Tuesday, August 6, 2013 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers 6. ULTIMATE GAME-DAY EXPERIENCE An exclusive experience for one person (age 15 or under); three guests to accompany Exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Busch Stadium (one person 15 or under) Be a member of the grounds crew (one person 15 or under) Be a part of Team Fredbird and shoot T-shirts (one person 15 or under) Be a Public Address Announcer for a 12 inning (one person 15 or under) Spend 12 inning in Bob Broeg Rick Hummel Press Box (one person 15 or under) Dinner for four in the Cardinals Club VIP parking (one vehicle) Four Field Box tickets Saturday, September 7, 2013 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates at 6:15 p.m. Broadcast Auction Items Benefiting Cardinals Care Presented by KMOX and the Cardinals Radio Network 1. MIKE SHANNON AND JOHN ROONEY EXPERIENCE An exclusive experience for four people Join Mike Shannon during his pregame interview with Mike Matheny Watch batting practice from cage with John Rooney Visit to the Cardinals dugout before the game Professional photograph with Shannon and Rooney Spend two innings in the KMOX broadcast booth Four Field Box tickets VIP table for Live at Shannon's after the game One-night stay at Hyatt Regency St. Louis (includes two rooms) Mutually agreeable date 2. PRIVATE PARTY SUITE FOR 40 An exclusive experience for 40 people Party Suite for you and 39 of your closest friends on Saturday, September 7 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates All-you-can-eat buffet and beverages included Visits from special guests throughout the game including Cardinals GM John Mozeliak, President, Bill DeWitt III and Fredbird Saturday, September 7, 2013 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates at 6:15 p.m. 3. ULTIMATE DAY AT BUSCH An exclusive experience for four people VIP tour of Cardinals Clubhouse (pregame 11 a.m.) Play catch on the field (pregame 11 a.m.) & watch batting practice from a special VIP area Professional photo with Carlos Beltran Visit to Cardinals dugout before the game 100 gift certificate to Mike Shannon's Steaks & Seafood One-night stay at Hyatt Regency St. Louis (includes two rooms) Four Field Box tickets Mutually agreeable date 4. CEREMONIAL FIRST PITCH An exclusive experience for four people Your group will be announced during a pregame ceremony at Busch Stadium and one person will throw out a ceremonial pitch Four autographed baseballs and photo with Allen Craig One personalized Cardinals jersey Dinner for four in the Cardinals Club VIP parking (one vehicle) Four Field Box tickets One-night stay at Hyatt Regency St. Louis (includes two rooms) Mutually agreeable date
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