Sale of Deflategate chocolate football nets $20K for charity
PITTSBURGH (AP) A dented chocolate football created by a Pennsylvania candy maker to poke fun at the New England Patriot’s ”Deflategate” scandal has ended up raising $20,000 for charity.
The ball created by Sarris Candies of Canonsburg was auctioned off Friday on KDKA radio to benefit the Dollar Energy Fund.
The fund provides utility assistance for poor residents.
A local car dealer bid $5,000 for the chocolate ball, and that price was matched by candy maker Bill Sarris. The utilities that help support the Dollar Energy Fund matched that $10,000.
The chocolate football was molded with a dent to make it appear deflated. Sarris posted it on Facebook as a joke and initially didn’t intend to sell it.
Now he says, ”It’s going to a good cause, so that’s the best thing.”