Photos & Unique Auction Items at the Richie Ashburn-Harry Kalas Foundation

You know what I love about the Phillies, win or lose they champion charity causes. Last week I headed over to the Union League and hit up the Jimmy Rollins Family Foundation “Bollywood Nights.”

 A few nights before that I was at the Richie Ashburn-Harry Kalas Foundation dinner Morton’s. In year’s gone by Ryan Howard hosted his “Celebrity Server Night”at Morton’s, and that was always fun. He hasn’t done that in a bit, but now the Ashburn-Kalas Foundation has picked up the bat, and for the past 2 years they’ve had their charity dinner there.

These events are more intimate and fans have a chance to get up close and personal with their hometown heroes, in addition to bidding on fun silent auction items.

Like this collection of artist drawn, signed baseballs


 A Richie Asburn signed bat, pretty rare I’d say.
 Signed Cole Hamels shadow box

 This Utley Jersey was up to $450 when I shot this.

 There’s always a celebrity on hand. Here’s Rubin Amaro and Jami Schnell.
 Bob Boone and dinner mates
 The Sarge, Krystal Howard as Ryan Howard poses with a fan.
 Each guest received a souvenir at their place setting.
 Kyle Kendrick checks out the sponsor book.
 It was a  packed house

Howard Eskin checking out the scene.
  All proceeds from the evening will support the Richie Ashburn-Harry Kalas Foundation youth baseball programming.