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Fans attending Friday night’s game in Oklahoma City between the Thunder and Portland Trail Blazers can bid on Thunder autographed items, including a team-signed ball. A portion of the proceeds will go to the American Red Cross for disaster relief.

Through the A’s fund, Oakland’s baseball team will be accepting monetary donations to help support those affected by Hurricane Sandy along the Eastern seaboard. And the Community Fund will be sending proceeds to the Salvation Army, which is serving those impacted by the storm with mobile feeding units, shelters and clean-up kits.

The A’s Fund will also be sending proceeds to the Humane Society of the United States, which will help animal rescue teams in their relief and rescue efforts, in addition to providing supplies to animal shelters.

After the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan in March 2011, Hideki Matsui and the A’s raised more than $50,000 to help with relief efforts. Matsui separately donated $620,000.

Taking advantage of the NHL lockout, some former players, current coaches and broadcasters for the Nashville Predators and St. Louis Blues will play a game Nov. 10 in Franklin, Tenn., to benefit both Hurricane Sandy relief and the Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University. They plan to play approximately an hour for a suggested donation of $5.

Former players include J.P. Dumont, Stu Grimson, Dan Keczmer, Darren Pang, Tyson Nash, Bob Plager, and Kelly Chase along with Predators assistant coach Lane Lambert.

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