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Heisman Trophy football up for auction to benefit Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

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

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