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Thanks for helping us raise nearly $17,000 for Baby Mason

The auction for the benefit of Baby Mason ended an hour ago, and the final tally shows $16,480 in gross proceeds.

Peter King recently advised us that he’ll offer a set of two Red Sox tickets to the person who finished second in the bidding, at the amount of the second-place bid.  If bidder is interested, the total proceeds will increase to $16,980.

We’re incredibly grateful for the overwhelming support from teams like the Lions, Vikings, Eagles, Dolphins, Falcons, 49ers, Browns, Chiefs, Broncos, Jaguars, Rams, and Redskins, players like Brian Waters, Boomer Esiason, and T.J. Houshmandzadeh, and our friends at NBC, who donated two of the signed jerseys.

And here’s a great exclamation point on the experience — a donor who has asked to remain anonymous purchased for $1,000 the Super Bowl XLIII football signed by Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, with an express instruction that the ball be given to Mason.

Over the next year, we’ll be on the lookout for another worthy cause, and we’ll possibly do it all again next year.  Until then, all of you get a free subscription to PFT — including the guy who paid $2 for one in the auction.

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11 Responses to “Thanks for helping us raise nearly $17,000 for Baby Mason”
  1. Tim Couch says says: Mar 20, 2010 12:18 AM

    big ups to all those dudes.

  2. mustbechris says: Mar 20, 2010 12:56 AM

    really cool to hear that about the superbowl football that the guy bought for mason. for fans of a sport that is played by a number of people (and their fans) who make you lose faith in the human race, people like that person can make you regain a little faith. what a cool thing to do.

  3. Stone says: Mar 20, 2010 12:59 AM

    Let me guess, Big Ben paid $1,000 for the Tomlin signed football. Don’t let him bribe you Florio.

  4. apfister says: Mar 20, 2010 2:37 AM

    Glad to hear the auction was a success!

  5. Mighty Quinn says: Mar 20, 2010 2:48 AM

    Awesome job everyone. Florio, keep up the good work by doing another auction once a year, once a month etc. to help another in need. I know that there is a connection to Mason, but there are others out there that need help from the giving PFT family. Keep a good thing going brother!

  6. PghPayroll says: Mar 20, 2010 3:26 AM

    Hat’s off to everyone involved. Can Someone let us know how we can donate now that the auctions are complete?

  7. ben enough says: Mar 20, 2010 5:58 AM

    Congratulations on your success…. it is phenomenal all the support you have gathered and truly worthy… Your altruism speaks volumes for your character, and I pray that you will continue it… I will of course send you stories of people in need (of course, timely, because we want to help people) and assist in promoting the event. I know that you have in your power to keep this event up… Its amazing what you have done for your family. While it is not expected you continue, based on what you have written and what i have and will continue to follow in the last three or four years, your character I dont think, would allow a good cause to go unnoticed… I will of course keep a look out… as i hope PFT nation will as well… Good work and God keep your family close at heart… you have done a great thing here, and so have all those who have donated… True role models always shine through

  8. ben enough says: Mar 20, 2010 6:03 AM

    and now I can actually read my football news… to which i am an admitted junkie

  9. Youngone says: Mar 20, 2010 10:58 AM

    Congrats florio. Although you look like a tool, it is clear you got a heart of some kind of gold mixture.

  10. Mike D says: Mar 20, 2010 1:12 PM

    Great job, Florio. Its good to see the football community rally around a worthy cause.
    Any update on how Mason is doing?

  11. ispysomething7 says: Mar 20, 2010 6:27 PM

    I’m waiting to hear from King on my tickets! Never been to a Red Sox game before! excited as hell! Florio, you should have played in my off pool!

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