Colts To Raffle Off Super Bowl Rings For Charity

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  1. Saintsfan1972

    Saintsfan1972 BREESUS SAVES

    Want to win an Indianapolis Colts Super Bowl ring? Here's your chance.

    During a pep rally for Sunday's game against New England, Colts owner Jim Irsay wore a giant blue top hat, large round blue sunglasses and a white showman's suit as he told hundreds of fans about the "Quest for the Ring" raffle.

    "I look like Willie Wonka Elton, a combination of Willie Wonka and Elton John," Irsay joked before throwing open a gold treasure chest containing a small box with five shiny rings.

    Although some fans clearly hoped Irsay would toss the rings into the crowd, he explained the rings would be given away in a raffle he hopes will raise up to $1 million for Indiana charities.

    Raffle tickets cost $5 each and will be sold through Nov. 20 for the three-stage contest.

    Twenty-five finalists will first be chosen from up to 200,000 tickets the team hopes to sell. Ten finalists will then be chosen to move onto the contest's final stage during a Nov. 30-Dec. 1 treasure hunt for Colts-related items hidden around Indianapolis.

    Those finalists will gather on the RCA Dome field at halftime of the Colts' Dec. 2 game against Jacksonville and select one locked box and key. Five of those boxes will contain a Super Bowl ring.
  2. Garnett

    Garnett Gritt Tuff

    I didnt know they were raffling them off, the radio report I heard was they were auctioning the rings off for charity. Each ring was supposed to go for $250k. My radio report could easily be wrong as it was just a local show here.