Christmas is a special time of year—families gather together, gifts are exchanged, and trees finally have a purpose. Celebrate the season with this Groupon: for $110, you get adult admission for two to the Bethesda Baseball Holiday Auction, along with a season passes for up to six (a $225 value). The auction takes place Sunday, December 16, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the DoubleTree hotel in Bethesda. The group season pass is good for every Bethesda Big Train baseball game in the upcoming season, for up to six attendees per game.
The Bethesda Baseball Holiday Auction spreads year-end cheer to both event attendees and youth baseball programs with a festive sports soiree. Bands fill the air with live music as celebrity guests, such as Steve Lombardozzi and Teddy Roosevelt of the Washington Nationals and Tim Kurkjian of ESPN, mingle with noncelebs, munching on complimentary cuisine and sharing their best baseball-bat impressions.
Throughout the evening, attendees have the opportunity to bid on a number of sports memorabilia and experiences, including: lunch with Washington Redskins linebacker Lorenzo Alexander, baseballs signed by Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman of the Washington Nationals, a one-on-one basketball lesson with Walt "The Wizard" Williams, and a game ball used in Super Bowl XXXV, signed by Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens. All proceeds from the auction will support the club's efforts to rebuild local youth ball fields and promote youth baseball.