Yesterday, the amazing Dallas Latos was inducted into the Hot Baseball Wife Hall of Fame.
Today, I want to alert you to the noble and charitable efforts of another Hot Baseball Wife Hall of Famer - the beautiful Amanda McCarthy - wife of Oakland A's pitcher Brandon McCarthy.
The McCarthy's both went to Cheyenne Mountain High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The school is currently being used as a shelter for victims of the wildfires in Colorado.
The Waldo Canyon Fire has scorched 28 square miles, killed two and destroyed almost 350 homes. When Amanda learned about the devastation caused by the fires she spearheaded a silent auction and charity drive to raise funds to aid the victims. In a mere five days she used her excellent organizational skills to acquire an incredible array of sports memorabilia.
Last night, during the Athletics - Red Sox game, Amanda, Brandon and their group of volunteers raised over $10,000 to benefit the Pikes Peak Humane Society (animal shelters in the fire-affected area are full to the limit and desperately in need of funds) and the Red Cross chapter in Colorado Springs.
They are also holding an online auction in the near future.
Here's a link featuring video of Amanda during last night's fundraising efforts:
Amanda McCarthy - Colorado Wildfire Fundraiser
Here's a partial list of what Amanda was able to put together in five days:
- Oakland A's pitchers Brandon McCarthy and Jarrod Parker signed autographs for a $20 donation
- a Brandon McCarthy game used throw back jersey
- Christina Sarnecki - girlfriend of A's pitcher Tommy Milone - made cupcakes that sold to A's fans for a paltry $2
- A signed game-used ball from Dallas Braden’s perfect game
- Tasting for four and a magnum from Stags Leap winery.
- Tasting for four and complimentary bottle of wine from Honig Winery
- Portrait session with Magnolia Photography
- Dinner at Scopa
- Fan experience at Comcast SportsNet Bay Area
- Suite for 12 at Oakland Coliseum
- Field access during Batting Practice plus four tickets to a game
- Barry Zito signed bat
- Brandon Belt signed bat
- Pablo Sandoval signed jersey
- Buster Posey signed hat
- Baseballs signed by Brian Wilson, Tim Lincecum, Nolan Ryan, Evan Longoria
- signed game worn cleats from Reddick & Pennington.
- Signed game worn Tommy Milone glove
- Signed Ryan Cook cleats
- Signed custom Jarrod Parker glove
- Jacob Hester signed football cleats
- Signed Dustin Pedroia ball
Check out some of the goodies. Pics via Twitter...
Amanda McCarthy: Hotness with a Heart of Gold.