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Costner donates items to benefit auction in South Dakota

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DEADWOD, S.D. (AP) - Actor Kevin Costner has donated items to a charity auction to benefit a Lakota interpreter at his Tatanka tourist attraction in South Dakota. 

Costner's childhood baseball and bat and some of his movie memorabilia including a baseball jacket from "Bull Durham" will be sold at the Saturday auction in Deadwood. Proceeds will help Phillip Red Bird Frame, who hopes to earn a college degree in sociology.

The 47-year-old interpreter tells the Rapid City Journal he's humbled by the donations of Costner and Chief David Bald Eagle, chief of the Minnicoujou Tribe who was born in a teepee in 1919 and appeared in the 1935 swashbuckling film "Captain Blood" as Errol Flynn's sword-wielding bodyguard. 

Costner filmed much of his Academy Award-winning movie "Dances with Wolves" in South Dakota.



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