Raffle Proceeds to Benefit Komen New Orleans & Komen Acadiana
NEW ORLEANS, LA. (FOX44) - New Orleans Saints Punter Thomas Morstead has made his pink cleats worn in the Sunday, October 23rd, 2011 contest against the Indianapolis Colts available for a charity raffle. The shoes were worn when Morstead made a new record nine touchbacks in a single game. Now, he hopes they will also attract a record amount of money to donate for breast cancer research.
“My mom is a breast cancer survivor, so the pink movement in the NFL is something I take very personally,” said Morstead. “It was incredible to be able to break the record while wearing the pink cleats. It means so much to me and to my mom who attends every home game.”
“I knew going into the game that I was going to use the shoes to raise money for breast cancer. Partnering with OncoLogics, a Lafayette Louisiana based cancer treatment center (oncologics.net), we were able to put together a website, PuntPink.com, and arrange an online raffle for a pretty special package. Any true Saints fan will love it, and all available funds raised will go to two local Chapters of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation.”
Visit www.puntpink.com for your chance at the Morstead Pink Package that includes
• Shoes Thomas wore to break the NFL Single Game Touchback record
• Ball Morstead used during the game
• One pre-game field pass to meet Thomas Morstead at the Nov. 28th Saints
• Two seats in the club section for the contest against the Giants.
The raffle starts at noon on October 28th and ends at 11am EST and November 20th, 2011. The winner will be notified on the closing day.
The $2.00 tickets, with a minimum purchase of five, can be purchased online only. All proceeds from the raffle are to benefit the Acadiana and New Orleans Affiliates of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
“OncoLogics is honored to have the opportunity to help Thomas raise funds to help Susan Komen in their fight against breast cancer,” said Nichole Forstall, COO of OncoLogics, Inc. “He inspired hundreds of patients at a Survivor’s Day event a few years ago, and we are delighted to help continue those outreach efforts as he becomes more involved in the fight against cancer.”