Newly retired running back Marshawn Lynch is auctioning off signed memorabilia, including: two custom Beast Mode Jeep Wranglers, Seattle Seahawks jerseys and other football gear as part of a new charity initiative.
Lynch announced his retirement via Twitter during the Super Bowl.
“Growing up in Oakland, it’s a diverse population with individuals coming from a variety of backgrounds,” said Lynch. “With the help of eBay, I’m pleased to auction off some items to help support the development of our Fam 1st Family Foundation Center. This center will be key as we advance our Foundation’s goal of helping to serve the underprivileged youth community in the Bay Area.”
The eBay Marshawn Lynch Charity Auction will coincide with the kickoff of Lynch’s NFL Celebrity Bartending event. The eBay auction runs through Friday, with 100% of the profits going towards the Fam 1st Family Foundation.
A couple of signed Panini National Treasures cards and an unopened bag of his favorite Skittles candy are among the items on the block.
The Fam 1st Family Foundation was founded in 2011 by Lynch and Josh Johnson of the Buffalo Bills. It’s aimed at mentoring youngsters on the importance of education, literacy and self-esteem.
You can check out the auction here.