The NFL’s special auction to raise money for 9/11 charities is underway, but so far it’s just a trickle of items from the opening weekend games.
The league has launched the event on its auction platform with a few big name jerseys as headliners. Eli Manning’s white road jersey from their 28-14 loss to Washington Sunday afternoon had generated 41 bids as of late Wednesday and had a high bid of $4010–impressive considering the auction still has five days left to run.
A Darrelle Revis Jets jersey from their comeback win over the Cowboys had been bid up to $2210 while a Plaxico Burress shirt from his first official game since returning from prison, sat at $1310.
Expect dozens more items to be added in the next few weeks. In addition to jerseys, coaches and player hats, game-used memorabilia and commemorative game coins used during those games will be on the block.
The NFL and NFLPA will donate all proceeds from the sale of auction items, divided equally between Tuesday’s Children and MyGoodDeed. Tuesday’s Children provides support and services to those who lost a loved one on 9/11, as well as to rescue and recovery workers who responded to the events. As the principle organizer of the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, MyGoodDeed is providing a way for Americans to honor and remember 9/11 victims, survivors, and first-responders.
Proceeds from the 9/11 anniversary auction are expected to total at least $250,000. Including the $750,000 in charitable donations to the national 9/11 memorials, total NFL-NFLPA donations will reach $1 million. To see the items, click here.