For most of us mere mortals, the dream of winning the Super Bowl will never, ever go beyond being simply that: a dream. We may share a bit in the glory when our favorite team wins the big game, but that’s about the closest any of us will ever get. The real super-fans can go ahead and buy a Super Bowl ring replica, but it’ll never be the real thing.
So that’s why I was intrigued to discover that football fans have the chance to get their hands on a real, honest-to-goodness championship ring from Super Bowl XLIV for the low cost of $10.
According to a post on Nola.com, a blog sponsored by New Orleans newspaper The Times-Picayune, Heath Evans, a former fullback for the Super Bowl-winning New Orleans Saints is raffling off his own ring to raise money for the Celebration Hope Center in Metairie, a suburb of the city the Saints call home. The center helps victims of childhood sexual abuse in the New Orleans area through counseling services—and given the recent months of headlines regarding Penn State’s football program, it’s nice to see a major sports figure going ahead and doing something to help people’s lives get better.
To get a chance at the ring, all you have to do is buy at least five raffle tickets, each of which cost only $2. The tickets can be bought right here, and the sale is on until Monday, September 17, which is also the day of the drawing.
And just in case you were wondering, the ring—in addition to being a genuine championship Super Bowl ring—has an estimated value of $10,000. Not only that, but the winner of the raffle will be given the cash to cover the taxes associated with taking possession of the ring…overall, it’s a pretty sweet deal, and it’s for a good cause.
My finger feels awfully naked without a gigantic Super Bowl ring to keep it warm…