Mount Vernon, WA – The 15th Annual Skagit Valley College Cardinals Sports Auction will take place Saturday, October 21st and will feature former Seattle Mariners Catcher Dan Wilson as keynote speaker.
The evening will take place in the Dave DuVall Pavilion. Doors will open at 5:30 with silent auction items available for bidding. Dinner and live auction will begin at 6:30. Tickets are $75 per person, or a table of eight for $500. Click Here for tickets
Each year, the SVC Cardinals Sports Auction is a highlight for Cardinal Fans and Friends of the College alike, in support of student athletics. The evening will include dinner, as well as many silent and live auction items. To learn more about Cardinals Athletics, Click here.
Auction item included this year:
· Russell Wilson autographed Super Bowl jersey
· Gary Payton autographed Sonics jersey
· Kenny Easley autographed Jersey
· Wine tasting
· El Gaucho Dinner in Seattle
· Seahawks Tickets
· Golf packages
· Spa packages
· Art pieces by local artists
· Apple Cup tickets
About Dan Wilson — One of the best defensive catchers in the game of baseball, Dan Wilson had a 14-year Major League career with the Cincinnati Reds (1992-1993) and the Seattle Mariners (1994-2005)
During his time in Seattle, Wilson played more games as catcher than any other player in Mariners history (1,281), and is still ranked among the top 10 in several statistical categories. In 1996, he represented the Mariners at the MLB All-Star Game in Philadelphia.
Wilson ended his baseball career with the Mariners after the 2005 season. He retired with a .995 fielding percentage, at the time the highest for any catcher in American League history.
On July 28, 2012, Dan was inducted into the Mariners Hall of Fame along with pitcher Randy Johnson, his frequent battery mate. Wilson makes occasional appearances as a commentator on Mariners radio and TV broadcasts and serves as the Mariners Defensive Coordinator where he works with players at all levels of the organization.
Since Dan and his wife Annie arrived in Seattle they have been active supporters of programs that focus on children and youth. They served on the board of First Place School, a private nonprofit K-12 school for children facing homelessness or other trauma. They were co-chairs of the 2012-2013 United Way of King County Campaign which raised $112.8 million to help fund programs that assist individuals and families with basic needs such as food and shelter as well as invest in a variety of programs that strengthen our community. Dan and Annie make their home in Seattle. They have four children.
Source: Written and provided by Arden Ainley/Skagit Valley College Press Release