Orioles’ left fielder Dwight Smith Jr. is using his new video game skills to give back to his hometown community.
Like many other schools around the country, his alma mater McIntosh High School in Peachtree City, Ga. was unable to host a typical graduation ceremony this year for its 400 graduates – one of whom is Smith Jr.’s younger sister. To help support the students during this frustrating time, Smith Jr. decided to host a virtual auction where all the proceeds will go toward funding gifts for each graduate.
Feels good to be back in B’More! I’m doing my part by launching a fundraising campaign at my sister’s 2020 McIntosh HS grad class. Click the link in the bio and below to bid on orioles memorabilia and play online with me! Welcome to the Boom Boom Room! https://t.co/R3bnwaRT3z pic.twitter.com/0n3eOLSsSr— Dwight Smith Jr (@DSmittyJr) July 1, 2020
After developing some gaming skills during quarantine, Smith Jr. decided he would auction off the opportunity for fans to play against him in MLB The Show or Call of Duty. For $150, fans can play five innings of the MLB simulation against the Orioles' representative for the game's player league that ended in May. For $250, a group of three can challenge him in Call of Duty.
In addition to the video game experiences, the auction also includes autographed Orioles memorabilia like an Alex Cobb signed baseball and Austin Hayes signed jersey.
Smith Jr. hopes to raise $20,000 to support the graduating class. The auction started Wednesday morning and will run through July 30. For more information, visit 32auctions.com/dwightsmithjr.
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