Auburn Uses Celebrity Home Run Derby to Drive Donations

Are you looking to raise donations for a good cause? Are you a collegiate athletic department looking for new ways to fundraise?

Last month, Auburn University held its annual Auburn Baseball Celebrity Home Run Derby, an initiative designed to drive donations for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Lee County. The event attracted the likes of a number of notable alums, including Bo Jackson, Tim Hudson, Todd Jones, and Gabe Gross and raised over $5,000 from 1,715 fans in attendance.

To gain admission, fans were asked to donate a minimum of $1 to the Boys and Girls Club. Those willing to donate money were treated to a classic home run derby competition, a nine (9) inning scrimmage, and raffle prize drawings for autographed balls and Under Armour gear.

Look for more Universities to use HR Derby competitions as an annual fundraiser! Check out Auburn Baseball's 2009 Celebrity Home Run Derby below: