Jersey auction to benefit autism awareness

SALEM, Va. — You can help benefit autism awareness by bidding on a special jersey up for auction by Bassmaster Elite Series pro John Crews. The eBay auction concludes on Wednesday, May 22.

The jersey was specially designed for Crews to wear during the month of April (Autism Awareness Month) featuring interlocking puzzle pieces, a symbol for autism. The full auction price of the jersey will be donated to Autism Speaks, a national autism organization.

“The jersey has gotten a lot of interest and created a lot of positive feedback," said Crews. "The purpose of creating awareness for autism definitely was done. Now it is time to generate as much money as we can to donate to autism.”

In addition, Missile Baits and ATS Printing will make their own contributions to the cause.

Missile Baits, which is owned by Crews, will donate $522.53 to the Commonwealth Autism Service, which helps train people on educating children who have autism. The amount was calculated from a percentage of all Missile Baits sales during the month of April.

ATS Printing is donating 50 T-shirts, which are available for $20 each on Missile Baits' website. The shirts feature the logo from My Little Buddy's Boat, an autism awareness foundation started by Eli Delany, a member of the Massachusetts B.A.S.S. Nation. Proceeds from all shirt sales will go to The Autism Society, and after they're all sold, ATS will make a $1,000 donation to the society.

To bid on the jersey, click here.

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