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Phantastic Auction raises nearly $130,000 for charities

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The inaugural Phillies Charities' Phantastic Auction ended Wednesday night and raised $129,165.95 for charity.

The auction allowed fans to bid on 47 experiences with Hall of Famers, Cy Young Award winners, Most Valuable Players and All-Stars, along with trips, memorabilia and other opportunities with the Phillies. The online event generated approximately 1,000 bids, with the highest one -- $5,500 -- going for a pitching clinic with Kyle Kendrick, followed closely by a $5,050 bid for a private hitting clinic with Chase Utley.

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"Thanks to great fan support, as well as the partnership of SportsRadio 94 WIP and Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, the inaugural Phantastic Auction raised nearly $130,000 for Phillies Charities, Inc., and the Phillies Phestival, which benefits the Greater Philadelphia chapter of the ALS Association," Phillies senior vice president Dave Buck said in a statement. "This event was a great way to give back to the community -- all while offering unique experiences for our fans."

Other top bids went toward a round of golf for three with Steve Carlton, a spot in the 2014 Phantasy Camp, a baseball set autographed by members of the 500 Home Run Club, a game-used and autographed baseball thrown by Roy Halladay during his no-hitter in the 2010 National League Division Series and a trip for two to 2014 Spring Training in Clearwater, Fla.

Phillies Charities, Inc., provides gifts to charitable organizations serving a variety of needs, primarily in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, but particularly in the Philadelphia area and the communities of the Phillies' Minor League affiliates.

Adam Berry is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @adamdberry. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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