Phanatic Around Town auction a success

Phanatic Around Town auction a success

ATLANTA -- The Phanatic Around Town online auction ended last Thursday, raising $251,152 for Phillies Charities.

The Phillie Phanatic statue, which was signed by the entire 2010 team, raised $50,400.

"We are thrilled with the results of the Phanatic Around Town public art program and online auction," Phillies marketing and special projects director Mike Harris said in a statement. "Since the program launched in April, there have been thousands of photos taken with the Phanatic statues, and that excitement has no doubt carried over to the online auction for Phillies Charities.

"Phanatic Around Town was a total team effort, and could not have been done without our partners at the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation, as well as the 20 artists who created Phanatic masterpieces, the many local attractions who took part, and all our fans who have been incredibly supportive all year in so many ways."