Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Post draft auction

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroit Lions fans have an opportunity to secure a part of Lions' history through the Lions' NFL Auctions website. The club is auctioning off autographed draft day hats from their 2007 draft picks, wide receiver Calvin Johnson from Georgia Tech who was selected second overall and quarterback Drew Stanton selected 43rd overall from Michigan State. The hats are the official 2007 Detroit Lions draft day hat and feature some of Johnson's and Stanton's first signatures as Detroit Lions. The Lions are also auctioning off an official NFL white panel ball signed by Johnson. Items were signed at the players' official introductory press conferences at the Lions' headquarters and training facility on Sunday, April 29.

The auction runs for a seven-day cycle on the NFL Auction website and is scheduled to end at approximately 10 p.m. EST on May 8, 2007. Bidders can access the site through the "Auction" link in the lower right corner of the teams' official website, www.detroitlions.com or by going directly to www.nflauctions.nfl.com.

The Lions continue to auction rare, hard to obtain game-used items, autographs and memorabilia throughout the season and off-season through the NFL Auction site.

Net proceeds from the auctions will go to Detroit Lions Charities, the Lions' non-profit foundation that benefits charities in Michigan.  Since 1991, Detroit Lions Charities has awarded more than $4.3 million in grants to Michigan non-profits. Since 2001, auctions on NFL Auctions have helped to raise over $250,000 for Detroit Lions Charities.

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