We noted yesterday that the Saints were taking time away from OTAs to visit residents of the Gulf Coast region who have been affected by the BP oil spill. But the Saints are doing more than just visiting.
The team announced today that it will raffle off an authentic Super Bowl ring, with tickets going for just $2 a pop and proceeds going toward Gulf Coast renewal. So if you’ve always wanted a Super Bowl ring but you’ve come to the realization that you’re probably not going to earn one as a player, this is your chance.
I could get on a soapbox here about how cleaning up the oil spill is supposed to be BP’s responsibility, and the Saints shouldn’t have to do things like this. But I won’t.
Instead I’ll just say that this is a great gesture by a team that has shown a great commitment to its community. It’s stories like this that make it hard not to root for the Saints.