Local fan wins Miss Babe Ruth Statue auction as Greensboro Grasshoppers use theft to help Greensboro Police Department K-9 Unit

Proceeds will benefit the Greensboro Police Department K-9 Unit

(GREENSBORO) After her recent theft and prompt return, Miss Babe Ruth
will finally have a place to call home, thanks to a recent eBay auction.

Bob Jones of Summerfield placed the $1025.00 bid for the statue in the
last minute of the auction, securing the statue and accompanying prize

“This is a personal donation from me and really my way to say thanks to
the team for making Greensboro a great place to live and work,” said
Jones. “Babe is going home and will sit on our covered porch and be a
tribute to the Hoppers and to our own two Labs.”

The Greensboro Grasshoppers placed the opportunity to own the recovered
Miss Babe Ruth statue and prize pack in a 10-day auction on eBay, which
began Friday, July 15. In total, the statue received 38 bids from 14
interested buyers.

“We are honored that so many people took an interest in giving Miss Babe
Ruth a good home after her recent ordeal,” said President and General
Manager Donald Moore. “What started as a senseless prank turned in to a
beneficial donation to a very worthy cause.”

Moore will present the donation of $1000.00, earmarked for veterinary
services of the Greensboro Police Department K-9 Unit, during the August
16th City Council meeting.

*The Miss Babe Ruth Prize Pack
(valid for an upcoming game in the 2011 or 2012 season)

* An exclusive opportunity to escort the real Miss Babe Ruth on-field
during her in-game activities
* The opportunity to throw out the game’s ceremonial first pitch
* Four Premium seats to the selected game
* All-You-Can-Eat hot dogs
* Miss Babe Ruth Rookie baseball card (2006)
* Miss Babe Ruth Piggy Bank
* Miss Babe Ruth Wall Decal