Silverbacks Announce Jersey Auction

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Silverbacks will auction off their game-worn jerseys, with all proceeds benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, the team announced Monday.
“Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta takes pride in preparing our youth for a great future,” said Missy Dugan, President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta. “Events like this allow us to provide quality programs that empower our youth to become productive and successful adults.”
The jersey of each player currently on the Silverbacks roster will be up for auction, and the players will be available to sign the jerseys and pose for photos with the winning bidders.
The silent auction will take place September 24 at Atlanta Silverbacks Park before and during the Silverbacks’ final game of the season. The auction opens at 5 p.m., and bidding will close at the conclusion of halftime; after the game, the winners will be invited onto the stadium field to get their jerseys. Boys & Girls Club members will be attending the game as guests of the Silverbacks.
“I’m glad our team is able to support an organization that does so many good things for kids here in Atlanta,” said midfielder Raphael Cox, who played sports at the Boys & Girls Clubs in Federal Way, Wash., as a child. “And I hope the fans will enjoy getting to take home a piece of Silverbacks history, too.”
The minimum bid for each jersey will be $70, with minimum bid increments of $5. An official 2011 NASL match ball signed by the team will also be available for a minimum bid of $70. Fans who wish to bid in advance of the September 24 game may do so by emailing auction@atlantasilverbacks.com; emailed bids must include the bidder’s complete contact information and must be $100 or more per item.
ABOUT BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF METRO ATLANTA
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta’s mission is to provide a quality developmental program that empowers metro Atlanta youth, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to become productive adults. Through 26 Clubs in 11 metro counties, trained and professional staff serves more than 5,000 disadvantaged youth (ages 6-18) daily through programs that foster academic success, healthy lifestyles and character and leadership development. BGCMA also has Camp Kiwanis, a 160-acre outdoor residence camp, and the Youth Art Connection (YAC), a gallery and workspace for young artists. To effectively serve those who need us most, BGCMA asks families to pay annual membership dues of only $35 per child, and no child is turned away due to inability to pay. For more information, visit bgcma.org.
ABOUT THE ATLANTA SILVERBACKS
The Atlanta Silverbacks are Georgia’s only men’s professional soccer team. After a two-year hiatus, the Silverbacks returned to the field in 2011 to play in the newly formed North American Soccer League. The Silverbacks play all of their home games at Atlanta Silverbacks Park, located at 3200 Atlanta Silverbacks Way, Atlanta, GA 30340. For more information, visit atlantasilverbacks.com.

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