Colts Put Super Bowl Rings on Fans’ Fingers

Indianapolis Colts Super Bowl ring The Indianapolis Colts gave away the ultimate piece of football memorabilia Sunday. Five Super Bowl rings went to fans who had to work a little for them.

The closest most fans get to a Super Bowl ring is running into a player or coach who’s lucky enough to not only have one but willing to show it off. The Indianapolis Colts made owning a real Super Bowl ring a reality for five loyal fans Sunday.

In late October, the team announced a plan to offer raffle tickets for $5 each, promising buyers a chance to win an authentic Super Bowl XLI ring while donating to the club’s charity arm. 45,000 tickets were sold and a group of 25 randomly selected semi-finalists were then chosen to compete in a treasure hunt around the city last weekend. The Quest for the Ring program wrapped up with an on-field giveaway during Sunday’s game with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Ten finalists marched onto the RCA Dome turf–but just five rings worth about $23,000 each were waiting under lock and key.