FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – At 8 p.m. ET tomorrow night – Wednesday, Sept. 21 – the New England Revolution Charitable Foundation’s online auction to benefit the 9/11 Memorial Fund will close. Three players’ autographed, game-worn jerseys and autographed 9/11 Memorial armbands from the team’s Sept. 10 match against FC Dallas at Gillette Stadium are up for bid at www.biddingforgood.com/revsfoundation.
All proceeds from the online auction will be donated to the 9/11 Memorial Fund, which supports the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center in New York.
The three items up for bid are:
- Matt Reis’ autographed, game-worn purple goalkeeper jersey and autographed 9/11 Memorial armband
- Shalrie Joseph’s autographed, game-worn jersey and autographed 9/11 Memorial armband
- Benny Feilhaber’s autographed, game-worn jersey and autographed 9/11 Memorial armband
Winning bidders will also receive a photo of the player wearing the jersey and armband from the match. Of special note, Reis wore his purple goalkeeper jersey for the first – and only – time in 2011 during Saturday’s match, and the Sept. 10 game was also the only time in 2011 that any goalkeeper in Major League Soccer wore the purple adidas jersey.
The 9/11 Memorial Fund supports the on-going development, operation and maintenance of the National September 11 Memorial (the “Reflecting Absence” memorial at Ground Zero) which was decided on Sept. 11, 2011, and the National September 11 Memorial Museum, which is scheduled to open in 2012.
The New England Revolution Charitable Foundation assists a variety of charitable organizations and programs by supporting their educational, family and health initiatives. In particular the Revolution targets our activities specifically towards youth programs and programs with close ties to the game of soccer. The New England Revolution Charitable Foundation is the nonprofit organization through which the Revolution supports charitable and philanthropic organizations throughout New England.
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