Treasures await high bidders in charity auction


Here's something you don't see every day pop up on eBay: a Roger Daltrey-autographed microphone used at The Who’s concert this year at the Glastonbury Festival.

The eclectic item is among memorabilia added to the online auction benefiting the Wilson Children’s Fund.

Have you had a hankering to own a football signed by Pro Football Hall of Famer Walter Payton or a jersey signed by Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten? They're also in the auction from which all proceeds go to the fund for the family of Verizon IndyCar Series driver Justin Wilson, who died Aug. 24 after suffering a head injury in a race the day before.

To view the current list of items for bid, click HERE.

The first batch of memorabilia -- consisting of 20 racing helmets from Verizon IndyCar Series drivers and Mario Andretti -- fetched nearly $140,000 in closing bids. Private auctions for the racing helmets of Graham Rahal and Ryan Hunter-Reay brought in $74,000, meaning more than $213,000 has been earmarked for the fund from the helmets alone.

Tribute T-shirts (photo above) are available by clicking HERE, with proceeds also directed to the fund.

Contributions can be made directly to the fund by clicking HERE or by mail to: Wilson Children’s Fund, c/o Forum Credit Union, PO Box 50738, Indianapolis, IN 46250-0738.

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