Jersey auction benefits 26 Angels

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The 26 Angels Foundation will be auctioning 23 Bassmaster Elite Series pros' autographed jerseys over the course of the next few weeks to benefit the foundation.

Tim Horton came up with the idea of wearing The Sandy Hook Elementary School's colors to honor the 20 children and six staff members who were killed Dec.14, 2012, in the Newtown school. The pros wore these special green jerseys at the first Elite Series tournament of the season.The jerseys will be auctioned on eBay from June 9 to July 6. The auction schedule is as follows:

Week 1 (June 9-15)

Brent Chapman, Brian Snowden, John Murray, Gary Klein, Ott Defoe and Kevin LeDoux

Week 2 (June 16-22)

Kevin VanDam, J. Todd Tucker, Randy Howell, Chad Pipkens, Bernie Schultz and Shaw Grigsby

Week 3 (June 23-June 29)

Kevin Hawk, Todd Faircloth, Mike Iaconelli, Nate Wellman, Russ Lane and Terry Scroggins

Week 4 (June 30-July 6)

Tim Horton, Dennis Tietje, Gerald Swindle, Matt Herren and Marty Robinson

The 26 Angels Foundation thanks the anglers and the bidders/donors for their support of the foundation. Natalie Hammond, who was injured in the shooting, created the foundation along with her husband, Connecticut B.A.S.S. Nation member Jerry Hammond. The 26 Angels Foundation Inc. provides peace of mind and support to families affected by the tragedy, as well as the overall community of Newtown.

Find out more about the 26 Angels Foundation and how to contribute using PayPal on the foundation's website. Donations can also be mailed to:

26 Angels Foundation

P. O. Box 35

North Haven, CT 06473

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