UPDATE: Due to an increased number of false bids, Michael Kopech told Sox On 35th that he will likely be hanging on to the glove that was up for auction. However, he will still keep his word and donate to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The Sox On 35th account has partnered with Michael to create an online fundraiser for the foundation. If you would like to donate, click here.
Michael Kopech, the White Sox No. 2 prospect, has been very successful at Double-A Birmingham this season. His nasty fastball and dominant performances led to the pitcher being named a Double-A All-Star. While he’s quite the competitor on the field, he is just as impressive off of it. On Friday, Michael shared a post on his Instagram account, giving fans the chance to win a game used glove. Here it is below:
I'm feeling extremely grateful lately and have decided I'd spread some love & good fortune. The highest bid sent to my DM's will win this game used glove. 100% of your payment will be put towards @bcrfcure breast cancer research. @briellebiermann & I will both match the highest bid. I'll announce the winner tomorrow (July 1st) at 1:30 CT. 1, 2, 3… go!
This great idea led to Michael receiving countless bids from Sox fans. In less than 18 hours, the star pitcher was able to bring in thousands of dollars for his glove. The bidding officially concluded Saturday afternoon, and the glove was awarded to its winner. Kopech announced via Twitter that he intends the total donation for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, including matching donations from both he and Brielle Biermann, to be around $17,100. Congratulations to Michael Kopech and his family for coming up with such a great fundraising idea for an even better cause.