NFL auction to help Gulf Coast
The NFL is hosting an online auction of signed memorabilia
through the first week of the regular season to support the New
Orleans Saints’ Gulf Coast Renewal Fund.
The charity auction on the league’s website is among festivities
planned around the opening of the regular season on Sept. 9, when
the Super Bowl champion Saints host the Minnesota Vikings.
Proceeds will help restore Louisiana’s fragile wetlands, which
in the past five years have been severely damaged by major
hurricanes and the recent BP oil spill.
Items in the auction include a Super Bowl helmet signed by Drew
Brees, a Super Bowl football signed by the Saints, and game-worn
jerseys from Tom Brady, Brett Favre, Eli and Peyton Manning, Randy
Moss, Tony Romo and Mark Sanchez.