GLADWIN – The Gladwin American Legion Post 171 Baseball Winter Party for The Boys of Summer Fundraiser originally scheduled for February 6, 2021 at the K of C Hall in Gladwin has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The American Legion Post 171 regrets having to make this decision; however, they feel it is in the best interest of their baseball fans and the public.

This would have been the 25th consecutive annual fundraiser which has served the program well and allowed the post to sponsor two American Legion Baseball Teams most summer seasons for 29 years providing 36 area baseball players the opportunity to play the game they love. Once again, this summer they will sponsor both the Gladwin Post 171 Team and the Gladwin Lightning which will consist totally of Gladwin and Beaverton High School players coached by Troy Gary and Scott Wicke.

To replace the winter party fundraiser, the program will hold an online auction through Adam Breault Auctions. The online auction will run from Monday, February 8 at 6 p.m. through February 21 at 6 p.m. There are 65 autographed memorabilia of the Detroit Tigers, Lions, Pistons and Red Wings. Plus, U of M, MSU, CMU, SVSU, NU, USA Baseball items and many other sport and non-sport related items, totaling 289 great items to bid on. Major items include a king-sized Detroit Tigers quilt autographed by Andy Dirks, a certified set of two Tiger Stadium box seats, 22 Detroit Tigers autographed baseballs and a Dylan Larkin autographed hockey stick. Several Ducks Unlimited items including a 52” brass lighted ceiling fan and many more DU items.

Follow the auction online at Adam Breault Auctions, the direct link is: https://adambreault.hibid.com/catalog/261865/american-legion-post-171-gladwin-baseball-fundraiser-auction/?ipp=10 or view the items in person at 524 East Cedar Avenue, Gladwin, MI 48624 during normal weekday business hours. Cash donations for the Gladwin American Legion Post 171 Baseball Program are accepted through the auction site. The American Legion Post 171 Baseball Program thanks everyone for their continued support and look forward to safer days to come.

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