COUGHLIN'S FDNY CAP ON eBAY
TO BENEFIT AUCTION FOR AMERICA RELIEF PROGRAM
The FDNY cap worn by Jaguars head coach Tom Coughlin throughout last Sunday's victory over the Tennessee Titans has been posted on eBay, and proceeds will benefit the Auction for America relief program.
Fans can go to jaguars.com and click on the Coughlin icon to make a bid, or go to nfl.com, click on "Auctions", and the eBay site will pop up listing the NFL items. This cap is at the top of the list as "Jaguars - Tom Coughlin's game-worn FDNY cap."
The NFL and NFL Players Inc. have joined forces to provide player and team merchandise for auction on eBay, which hopes to raise $100 million in 100 days to support the families and communities affected by the terrorist attacks of September 11. The effort benefits the United Way September 11th Fund, the Twin Towers Fund and the New York State World Trade Center Relief Fund.
Coughlin wore his FDNY cap to pay tribute to the New York City firemen who lost their lives in the September 11 World Trade Center tragedy. Coughlin has a special connection to the tragedy, as his oldest son, Tim, escaped the WTC before both towers collapsed. Coughlin also has a tie to the city, as he served as the Giants' receivers coach from 1988 to '90, including the team's victory in Super Bowl XXV.
Coughlin's cap and all items will appear on NFL Auction, a co-branded NFL and eBay page on nfl.com. NFL fans may bid on one-of-a-kind items, such as game-worn merchandise, specially autographed items and fantasy experiences, including trips to away games with their favorite team.