Football Signed by 19 Heisman Trophy Winners to be Auctioned for Charity
Proceeds go to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Kentucky & So. Indiana.
(Louisville, KY) –Football enthusiasts can own a piece of nostalgic memorabilia by bidding on a football donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society by 1958 Heisman Winner Pete Dawkins. The football is signed by the following Heisman winners covering 20 years of history:
1953 - Johnny Latner, Notre Dame
1955 - Hop Cassady, The Ohio State University
1956 - Paul Hornung, Notre Dame
1957 - John David Crow, Texas A&M
1958 - Pete Dawkins, Army
1962- Terry Baker, Oregan State
1964 - John Huarte, Notre Dame
1967 - Gary Beban, UCLA
1972 - Johnny Rodgers, Nebraska
1974 & 1975 - Archie Griffin, The Ohio State University
1976 - Tony Dorsett, Pittsburgh
1977 - Earl Campbell, Texas
1980 - George Rogers, South Carolina
1983 - Mike Rozier, Nebraska
1987 - Tim Brown, Notre Dame
1990 - Ty Detmer, Brigham Young
1993 - Gino Torretta, Miami
1996 - Danny Wuerffel, Florida
2012 - Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M
Those interested in bidding online can visit Charity Buzz at https://www.charitybuzz.com/catalog_items/heisman-football-signed-by-20-years-of-heisman-trophy-1073400 and view images of the football and a Certificate of Authenticity for the Heisman Trophy Trust.
Dawkins’ daughter-in-law, Winkie Dawkins, is participating in the LLS Man & Woman of the Year event - an annual fundraising campaign where men and women vie for the title Man or Woman of the Year by raising the most money for cancer research in a 10-week time period. The football is one facet of the fundraiser.
The 2016 Man & Woman of the Year Campaign is underway, and nine local men and women have set out to raise $250,000 the fight against blood cancer. The top male and female fundraiser will be named Man & Woman of the Year at the Grand Finale, held at The Olmsted, on Thursday, June 2 at 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. Guests will enjoy cocktails, dinner, live music, dancing, silent and live auctions, and hear remarks from 14-year-old Reece King, an acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) survivor. Reece is living proof that the money being raised by these candidates are funding life-saving treatments not someday, but today.
The 2016 Man & Woman of the Year Candidates are:
· Winkie Dawkins, Rodan + Fields
· Brian Diehlman, Waddell & Reed
· Dena Lloyd-Handy, Retired insurance agent/realtor
· Pam Sanders, Independent Pilots Association
· Tony Simms, U of L School of Medicine
· Christy Smallwood, Eagle Eye Enterprises
· Amy Wagner, Reflections of You, by Amy
· Terri Weber, Greater Louisville, Inc.
· Chris Whigham, Derby City Social Media
Grand Finale Tickets are available for the event at a cost of $95 per ticket, $175 for two, or $725 for a table of eight. For more information on the event, to purchase tickets or donate to your favorite candidate, visit www.mwoy.org/ky
Official release from Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Kentucky & Southern Indiana