It’s no surprise that Saints fans are the most loyal and the most kind in the NFL so when its time to help out a Saints player, especially Drew Brees, we’ll simply put we will jump at the chance.
Everyone knows what Brees means to the Saints organization but maybe he is less known for his charity work with the New Orleans and Gulf South area through his Brees Dream Foundation.
His foundation has raised countless dollars that have gone towards re-building schools and play grounds that were devastated by Hurricane Katrina as well as raising awareness for the NFL’s Play 60 campaign and Keep Gym In School campaign.
Now you as a Saints fan and Brees supporter have the opportunity to “donate” money to the foundation by purchasing a piece of history, meaning a piece of the Superdome turf from last seasons Super Bowl run.
Brees teamed up with Turf of Champions (http://www.turfofchampions.com/) to make this unique opportunity to own a piece of the Saints available to all the fans. There are several different styles to choose from all embossed with a plaque and displayed in sharp shadow boxes. Check them out at the website above.
Next is a piece of art developed by Michael Hunt of The Hunt Studio called “All Hail New Orleans” which is signed by head coach Sean Payton and Drew Brees. Heck you even can get one triple signed to include the artist’s signature Michael Hunt.
Quantities are limited so don’t miss out on a rare opportunity to get your hand on a truly one of a kind collectible. Prices range from$65 to $950 dollars, all can be viewed by visiting www.huntstudio.com.
The best part is 100% of the proceeds from the sale of all the items will go to the Brees Dream Foundation for dispersal to many worth charitable causes. Simply put there is just not a good reason not to participate — so what are you waiting for?
Full press release below:
"New Orleans, LA, August 4, 2010 – The Brees Dream Foundation will offer Saints fans the ability to own a piece of the field where Drew and his teammates played the 2009 season and won the NFC Championship on their way to winning Super Bowl XLIV in Miami, FL. These first ever Game-Used Saints Turf collectibles by Stadium Associates, LLC and exclusively sold by Turf of Champions are all from the same field the New Orleans Saints played their Championship season at the Superdome in New Orleans. The turf was removed after the 2009 season and preserved and is now exclusively available at www.drewbrees.com , www.turfofchampions.com and www.stadiumassociates.com . Each piece includes a Certificate of Authenticity and comes with a uniquely numbered NFL hologram as a licensed product from the National Football League. The Brees Dream Foundation Collection products include the Lineman Case ($89.99), the Quarterback Case ($49.99) and the Brees Frame ($39.99), and all include a section of Game-Used Saints Turf from the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, LA. Detailed information about the products along with how to order is available at www.drewbrees.com , www.turfofchampions.com and from the licensee at www.stadiumassociates.com . “Our foundation’s efforts towards raising money for families in the Gulf Coast region will be greatly aided by these amazing collectible products,” said Brees, a four-time Pro Bowler who was named MVP of Super Bowl XLIV. “Each of these pieces is personal for me. Brittany and I are so pleased to make these collectibles available to fans.” “We are excited these “must have” collectibles for Saints fans will be supporting the efforts of Drew Brees and the Brees Dream Foundation. It is an honor to assist Drew in his commitment to families in the Gulf Coast region”, noted David Andres, President/CEO of Stadium Associates. The Brees Dream Foundation was founded in 2003 with a mission to advance research in the fight against cancer and provide care, education and opportunities for children in need. Since its inception, the Brees Dream Foundation has committed more than $6 million to charitable causes and academic institutions in the New Orleans, San Diego and West Lafayette/Purdue communities. Stadium Associates teamed up with Drew Brees when, together with Turf of Champions it became possible to make Game-Used Saints Turf available for New Orleans Saints fans. The Brees Dream Collection allows fans to own a piece of history from the Saints Championship season. Stadium Associates has pioneered bringing fans closer to their team by licensing and making game-used sod and turf available to sports fans. These first ever game-used collectibles compliment Game-Used Super Bowl XLIV Sod from Sun Life Stadium in Miami. The company holds the National Football League, Major League Baseball and Collegiate Licensing Company license for Authentic Collection Team Sod and Game-Used Sod and Turf Collectibles."