A Philadelphia Eagles jacket signed by philanthropist Kylie Kelce has raised $100,000 for charity!
The kelly green jacket – inspired by the late Princess Diana who was photographed wearing one – was up for auction to support the NFL team’s Autism Foundation.
According to the Philly Voice, the item sold last Friday after someone outbid actor and Eagles fan Rob McElhenney. The Always Sunny in Philadelphia star’s initial bid of $10k was bumped but that wasn’t going to stop him. He continued to bid on the jacket only to be outbid over and over again. (Hilarious for those of us watching. Not so much for him though!)
His final bid was $62,000 honouring Kylie’s husband and Eagles’ center Jason Kelce who just so happens to wear the ’62’ jersey.
“Because @eaglesautism is such a wonderful organisation, I’ve raised my bid to represent the best player in the @NFL,” Rob posted on X (formerly Twitter) before the anonymous bidder won.
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FYI, the winner’s name hasn’t been disclosed, but of course we’re hoping it’s Rob’s good mate, Ryan Reynolds. Hear me out:
The duo love to outdo each other when it comes to presents – this year, Rob got Ryan his own park in Wrexham, Wales for his birthday! Yes, an entire park! How can Ryan possibly top a gift like that? With a limited edition, signed Eagles jacket that Rob really, really, really wants… perhaps?
The Eagles Autism Foundation was started by Eagles Chairman and CEO, Jeffery Lurie in 2018 to support autism research, advocacy, empathy and unity. It’s a cause close to his heart with his brother Peter diagnosed with autism.
According to the charity’s 2022 Impact Report, over $16 million has been raised for research and care programs.
“We take great pride in serving as a voice for the 1 in 36 individuals affected by autism. The global support we have received is a testament to the generosity of so many individuals who have stepped up to take action with us,” Lurie said.
(Feature Image Credit: via Eagles Autism Foundation/X)
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