The Little League Baseball and Softball, along with SUBWAY® restaurants is concluding the third annual SUBWAY® Baseball DeSIGNS Tour making their last stop at the Little League Baseball World Series (LLBWS) from August 19th – 28th in South Williamsport, PA.
The SUBWAY® Baseball DeSIGNS Tour includes more than 40 baseballs designed by young artists and signed by celebrities and athletes including: musician Katy Perry, actor Zac Efron, rock band Maroon 5, gold medal-winning swimmer Michael Phelps, pro football’s Drew Brees, baseball star Ryan Howard, basketball Rookie of the Year Blake Griffin, NASCAR driver Carl Edwards, tennis superstars Serena and Venus Williams, celebrity chef, Robert Irvine and Jared Fogle (the “SUBWAY® guy”) among others.
Throughout the week, these one-of-a-kind baseballs will then be auctioned off to the public with all proceeds benefitting the Little League® Baseball Urban Initiative program which helps fund start-ups, developments, equipment, clinics and field maintenance for inner-city youth leagues and teams.
THE ONLINE AUCTION:
For fans that can’t make it to the live auction, no worries, as these amazing baseballs will also be up for auction on eBay. Online auctions for the celebrity-autographed baseballs will open to the public Aug. 19 and will run through the Little League® Baseball World Series, which concludes Aug. 28.
Please visit Subwaykids.com and the Official SUBWAY® Facebook page to see pictures of these unique baseballs and links to the auction.
Let me tell you, I previewed these balls about a month ago at former New York Yankee shortstop Bucky Dent’s signing, so I can promise you it is worth taking a look at these amazing creations. Each ball will make your heart melt.
About SUBWAY® Restaurants
Headquartered in Milford, Connecticut, and with regional offices in Amsterdam, Beirut, Brisbane, Miami and Singapore, the SUBWAY® chain was co-founded by Fred DeLuca and Dr. Peter Buck in 1965. Their partnership, which continues today, marked the beginning of a remarkable journey – one that has made it possible for thousands of individuals to build and succeed in their own business. In the 2010 Zagat® Fast Food Survey, the SUBWAY® brand was ranked “number one” by consumers in the “Most Popular,” “Top Service” and “Healthy Options” categories for food brands with 5,000 or more locations. For more information about the SUBWAY® chain, visit www.SUBWAY®.com. Find us on Facebook: Facebook.com/SUBWAY®. Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/SUBWAY®freshbuzz. SUBWAY® is a registered trademark of Doctor’s Associates Inc.
About Little League Baseball & Softball
Little League® Baseball and Softball is the world’s largest and most respected youth sports organization. With players in every U.S. state and more than 70 other countries, the program is led by more than 1 million adult volunteers. It serves children ages 5 through 18, including physically and mentally disabled children (Challenger Division) and children in urban areas (Little League Urban Initiative).
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