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fordfixer
02-18-2009, 12:01 AM
Santonio Holmes game-winning gloves brings in $70,200 for charity
6:00 PM, February 17, 2009

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_ ... -worn.html (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/2009/02/the-gloves-worn.html)

Santonio_holmes The gloves worn by Pittsburgh Steelers Santonio Holmes when he caught the game-winning touchdown pass in Super Bowl XLIII were solf for $70,200 in a charity auction.

Holmes was named the game's most valuable player after the Steelers captured an unprecedented sixth Super Bowl title by defeating Arizona thanks to Holmes' catch.

The Sickle Cell Disease Assn. of America is the beneficiary -- Holmes' 6-year-old son, Santonio III, has the blood disease.

Bidding for the black-and-gold Reebok gloves doubled in the last hour of the auction, which wrapped up on Sunday. A total of 163 bids were placed.

"Iím so happy that I was able to help the Sickle Cell Disease Assn. of America, going on television and radio to talk about the devastating effects of the disease and raising such a fantastic sum of money to help other families," Holmes said in a statement released today. "It is difficult for me to see my son struggle with the disease and I hope that the money from this auction can help other families."

-- Debbie Goffa

Steeler Mafia
02-18-2009, 11:40 AM
OK....who here bought the gloves? Fess up!

RuthlessBurgher
02-18-2009, 01:04 PM
OK....who here bought the gloves? Fess up!

I'm waiting to buy his shoes! I want to see the red paint scuff on the right toe with my own eyes! :wink:

fordfixer
02-18-2009, 10:36 PM
OK....who here bought the gloves? Fess up!


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