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Wellington Daily News - Wellington, KS
  • Kansas Star Casino Silent Auction to Benefit Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Kansas

  • Press release from the Kansas Star Casino.
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  • MULVANE, Kan. – Guests at the Kansas Star Casino can celebrate next week's Major League All-Star Game by getting a piece of baseball history! Starting at noon on Friday, the Kansas Star will hold a silent auction, with more than 50 items signed by professional baseball legends. A portion of all the proceeds will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Kansas, dedicated to funding blood cancer research, providing education and offering patient services.
    "The Kansas Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society feels very honored to be the recipient of a portion of the proceeds from the memorabilia auction sponsored by the Kansas Star Casino," said Executive Director Jennifer Bittner. "With more than 1200 new cases of blood cancer diagnosed in Kansas in the last year, our Co-Pay Assistance and Financial Aid programs offered to blood cancer patients is needed more than ever."
    A few of the items up for bid include a Yogi Berra and Don Larsen two baseball set commemorating the 1956 World Series perfect game, a George Brett signed baseball and a Sandy Koufax autographed jersey. Bidding begins at noon on July 12th and will be open until 5:00 pm on July 14th. All items are currently on display on the casino floor.
    "It's really neat to walk around the floor and see some of the biggest names to ever play baseball," said Scott Cooper, Kansas Star Casino General Manager. "It's even better that these items will help the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society improve the quality of life for cancer patients and their families. We're very happy to be supporting that."
    Customers must be 21 or older to bid. Anyone enrolled in the Voluntary Exclusion Program is not eligible.
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