The San Jose Earthquakes are participating in a number of endeavors to assist the victims of Hurrican Katrina both at the stadium and online. The Quakes will be hosting a silent auction at their game on Saturday against Chivas USA, with all proceeds going to disaster relief organizations.
Earthquakes jerseys as well as unique items like shoes, goalie gloves and others will also be part of the special auction. In addition, defender Craig Waibel will be donating a soccer clinic, Troy Dayak will have special items available and special mystery packages will also be part of fundraiser. The silent auction portion of the fundraiser will conclude at the start of the second half, and cash and checks will be accepted. In addition, the Earthquakes and the American Red Cross will be accepting monetary donations at Spartan Stadium.
The Quakes have also teamed with KNBR 680 in an online auction (click here for more) for a special one-of-a-kind experience: one fully-catered luxury suite for 21 people for the home game of the Quakes' 2005 Eastern Conference Semifinal Series, on-field ceremonial coin toss, in-suite visit from team mascot "Q" and two Earthquakes players, one team-autographed Earthquakes jersey, one team-autographed soccer ball, complimentary parking, pregame press box tour and an exclusive post-game autograph session with Earthquakes players. Fans can visit the following link to bid: www.knbr.com/hurricaneKatrinaReliefAuction.html.
Finally, the Earthquakes, along with the other 11 MLS teams, will be auctioning off game-worn autographed jerseys at MLSnet.com. Fans can bid on jerseys for Wade Barrett, Mark Chung, Ricardo Clark, Ronald Cerritos, Alejandro Moreno, Brian Ching and Brian Mullan. Fans can visit the following link to bid now: www.mlsnet.com/MLS/mls/fans/auctions/2005/hurricane_relief.