DANBURY -- Severely wounded soldiers will benefit from a silent auction being sponsored through Aug. 25 by the Sports Authority at 13 Sugar Hollow Road, Danbury, and 1st and 10 Sports Bar and Grill at 507 Danbury Road, New Milford.
Items include: a New York Giants helmet with Super Bowl logo, autographed by Eli Manning; tickets to Yankee and Mets games; a football autographed by Joe Namath; Jets and Giants teams autographed footballs; Giant's Ahmad Bradshaw autographed football and photo; Celtic Ray Allen photo; a foursome of golf and lunch at Ridgewood Country Club; an autographed Boston Bruins hockey puck, and two baseballs autographed by Boston Red Sox pitchers.
All proceeds will be donated to Homes for Our Troops, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) which builds custom homes for young military personnel who are returning home with life altering injuries.
You may leave bids on the items, which are currently on display in the Sports Authority Store, Danbury where they will remain until they travel to 1st and Ten Sports Bar and Grill for a final evening of bidding on Aug. 25 from 7-10 p.m.
There will be door prizes, including an Eli Manning poster awarded during the last hour of bidding.
All winning bids will be paid by checks made payable to "Homes For Our Troops" and are tax-deductible. Winners will be given their autographed memorabilia once their checks have cleared.
Volunteer Lois Barber of Newtown obtained the items for the event. If you would like to donate tickets or an item to be auctioned, or make a monetary donation directly to Homes for Our Troops, call her at 203-270-8017.