Thursday, January 8, 2009

'Atlanta Braves Foundation AutographFest' Set for Saturday, January 24th at Turner Field

Fans will be able to meet Atlanta Braves players, coaches, and alumni, and help support a great cause on Saturday, January 24th, at the Atlanta Braves Foundation's inaugural "AutographFest." All proceeds will go directly back into the community through the Atlanta Braves Foundation's community grants program, which provides financial support to local non-profit organizations.

"In these tough economic times, non-profit organizations that dedicate their resources to lifting up our community need our support like never before," said Derek Schiller, Atlanta Braves Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "The Atlanta Braves organization has a long-standing tradition of giving back to help those in need, and now more than ever the Braves Foundation can make a positive impact through the Community Grants Program and help local non-profit organizations continue to make a difference."

In order to give fans the very best experience at AutographFest and to help eliminate long wait times for autographs, a limited number of passes will be presold for each player in attendance. AutographFest passes are available now at or by calling 404-614-1512. Silver, Gold, and Platinum level passes, ranging from tax-deductable contributions of $20 - $100, will guarantee fans the chance to meet players and acquire autographs.

The Braves will host another great event for fans, a free Open House, on Saturday, March 28, featuring alumni autograph sessions, autographed item giveaways, tours of the stadium and Braves Museum and Hall of Fame, a "Select-a-Seat" event and much more. Fans will have the opportunity to win autographed items and prizes throughout the day.

Fans can find the perfect seat for the 2009 season and give it a test run at the Braves "Select-a-Seat" event during the Braves Open House. Popular ticket offers include the "Buy 2 Full Season Tickets, Get 2 Free" in the Golden Moon Casino Pavilion, Field Reserved, and Terrace Reserved sections and the $249 full season ticket package. Other ticket specials include two Braves "Six Game Ticket Packs" featuring popular American League opponents, New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox starting as low $81. For more ticket package information, fans can go to or call 404-577-9100.

Thanks to the generous support of fans, players, employees, and partners, local non-profit organizations receiving grants from the Atlanta Braves Foundation in the past two years include:
A Friend's House, Arthritis Foundation - Georgia Chapter, Atlanta Community Food Bank Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities Atlanta Track Club, Atlanta Track Club, Brain Tumor Foundation for Children, Canine Assistants, Canine Companions for Independence, Carrie Steele-Pitts Home, Childkind, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Cobb Christmas, Inc., CURE Childhood Cancer East Lake Foundation, East Lake Foundation, Georgia Avenue Community Ministry, Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention, L.E.A.D., Inc. Latin American Association, Metro Atlanta Project, Muscular Dystrophy Association, GA, Nicholas House, North Metro Miracle League, North Metro Miracle League, READing Paws, Inc., Special Olympics Georgia, Star Struck Foundation, The Auditory-Verbal Center, Inc., The Ron Clark Academy, The Study Hall at Emmaus House, Thirty Metro Atlanta Youth Baseball and Softball Teams, Tomorrow's Champions, Tomorrow's Champions Villages at Carver Family YMCA, YES! Atlanta

Since its inception in 1992, the Atlanta Braves Foundation has provided support to thousands of metro Atlanta based organizations and has contributed more than 3 million dollars in financial assistance to the community. Through the generous support of Braves fans, players, employees, and partners, the Atlanta Braves Foundation continuously strives to improve the quality of life for our youth.

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