During a trip to Plaquemines Parish to support the area's fight against the oil spill, Saints quarterback Drew Brees announced today that the team is raffling off an authentic Super Bowl ring to raise funds to help support those impacted by the oil spill.
Brees made the announcement to coastal Who Dat Nation weary from the worst-ever U.S. oil spill.
Raffle tickets are $2, with a minimum ticket order being $10, according to Brees.
The winner will be announced prior to the team’s Sept. 9 home opener against Minnesota
At the event in Buras, lLocals were able to aside their misery for a few hours to schmooze with the Super Bowl-champion Saints today.
Saints owner Tom Benson, coach Sean Payton and players greeted a crowd Tuesday at Fort Jackson in Plaquemines Parish.
The fort has been a staging area for cleaning birds rescued from the oil flowing from BP's well in the Gulf of Mexico.
In oppressive heat, a jazz band played while Payton and star quarterback Drew Brees signed autographs.
Benson and others were to have lunch with Gov. Bobby Jindal and area fishermen. A news conference was planned later.