Cherry Pie Auction fund-raiser for youth sports is Saturday

David Withers look over some of the items that have been donated for Saturday's Cherry Pie Auction.

When the numbers first came in after last year's Cherry Pie Auction, it looked like the amount raised in the fund-raiser for local youth sports activities was just short of a record.

A couple of late checks came in, though, pushing last year's total to $17,801 — and that was a record.

David Withers, director of the City of Brownwood's Parks and Recreation Department, hopes Saturday's Cherry Pie Auction will set another record.

"I've been surprised the last two years," Withers said. "I'm hoping so."

The auction is from 9 a.m. to noon at the Adams Street Community Center, and 100 percent of the funds raised is used locally for the youth of the community.

Funds raised are evenly split between five youth sports organizations: Cen-Tex Soccer, Teenage Baseball, Soccer for Fun, Girls Softball and Freshman Baseball and benefit 1,500 youth.

Hundreds of items will be auctioned off including automotive goods and services, home decor, baked goods, kick knacks and sports memorabilia. 

Sports memorabilia includes a Shelby Miller autographed glove, Cal Ripken and Yu Darvish autographed items and Dalls Cowboys autographed items.

The Cherry Pie Auction is the biggest fund-raising project of the year for the five youth activities.

Named the Cherry Pie Auction due to the premise of the original event, the auction grew to include more than just pies, cakes, cobblers and other baked good.