A New Way to Support RAINN

December 2, 2011 at 12:37 pm 2 comments

John Cappelletti '74 with the autographed helmet.

With less than $5,000 to go before the RAINN campaign hits $500,000, there’s a new opportunity to support the cause—and get a little something in return.

Donated by the Omaha-based Johnny Rodgers Youth Foundation, a football helmet autographed by four Heisman Trophy winners—Penn State’s John Cappelletti ’74 and Nebraska’s Johnny Rodgers, Mike Rozier, and Eric Crouch went up for auction this past Wednesday on eBay. Bidding ends next Wednesday, Dec. 7, and proceeds will go directly to the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network, or RAINN. The current high bid is $425.

Since launching on Nov. 10, ProudToBeaPennStater.com has raised more than $495,000 for RAINN’s Online Hotline for victims of sexual abuse.

Mary Murphy, associate editor

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  • 1. Steve  |  December 3, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    I’m sure this is a good organization and deserves donations from people but they won’t get mine because I feel Penn Stater’s are being blackmailed (a prime example is the $1.5 million of our bowl game cut that Penn State is “donating”) to give. I have other worthy charities that I give to that I feel more obligated to support. Penn State and JoePa have been victims of a media “witch-hunt” that far too many people have over reacted to … most notably our board that unceremoniously fired a man that gave so much of his time/energy/money to our school for over 60 years. Until that grievous wrong is made right I cannot in good faith support anything that my school wants from me.

  • […] the autographed helmet for sale on eBay is still up for grabs. Proceeds from the auction, which ends Wednesday, Dec. 7, […]

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