South Bend Cubs hosting special 4th of July jersey auction this weekend

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SOUTH BEND, Ind.-- The South Bend Cubs will host a three-day Independence Day celebration at Four Winds Field July 1 through July 3. 

On July 2 and July 3, the South Bend Cubs will wear special Independence Day themed jerseys that will be auctioned off with the proceeds benefitting La Casa de Amistad, which is an organization focused on empowering the Latino/Hispanic community through education, cultural, and advocacy services.

The auction will go live on Friday, June 28 and run through Wednesday, July 3. 

"We deeply depend on contributions from our community to fund the many programs at La Casa de Amistad,” said Juan Constantino, Executive Director for La Casa de Amistad.

Along with the Americana themed jersey, the South Bend Cubs will have four other jersey auctions throughout the season. The Cubs wore Star Wars themed jerseys on June 8, and they’ll adorn "Marvel Super Hero" inspired jerseys July 20-21, Los Cabritos Maldichos jerseys July 28, and Aug. 24, and camo jerseys honoring the military Aug. 25, and Sept. 1.

Gates open at 6 p.m. on July 1 and July 2 with a scheduled first pitch of 7:05 p.m. The following night gates open at 4:45 p.m. while first pitch is scheduled for 5:45 p.m.

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