Jerry Kramer, Mike Ditka and other NFL legends announced the start of an online auction and donation drive to raise money for the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund.
The fund, which was founded by former Green Bay Packers star Jerry Kramer, will provide direct or indirect financial assistance to retired players who are disadvantaged or indigent. The fund will also provide services to players who need help with medical or domestic issues.
The unique online auction started last week at JerryKramer.com and ends Feb. 13. Steiner Sports Marketing has assisted Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund on this project.
The auction features many one-of-a-kind items and experiences, such as Ditka’s 1975 NFC Championship ring and a hand-drawn play by Vince Lombardi. Archie Manning and sons Eli and Peyton, Gale Sayers, Jan Stenerud, Merlin Olsen and Don Shula are among the many who have donated to the sale.