Brett Favre is offering up the chance for high school or youth athletes to play catch for a charity auction, provided the winner of the auction fits a very specific set of guidelines.
Brett Favre during his final season with the Vikings — Getty Images
As noted by the blog No Guts No Glory and followed upon by Deadspin, among other outlets, Favre is auctioning off a football pitch-and-catch session for an unspecified amount of time to area Mississippi teens. The "Mississippi teens" part of the prior sentence needs to be emphasized, because it turns out that only those who live in the Sumrall, Mississippi, area will be allowed to win the auction.
While plenty of other teens and their parents would likely be more than happy to travel to Sumrall for the chance to play with Favre, the very specific regulations on the auction for Favre's passing session prohibit such a committed fan from winning their football dream date with the passer.
Even more bizarrely, there is a specific time regulation for the winning bidder: One has to claim their passing prize within a calendar year or else it expires, just like old gift cards from Christmas that go lost in the bottom of the stocking.
Those specifications might be driving some potential buyers away, but it certainly isn't scaring them all off. As of Thursday morning the Favre passing session at Charity Buzz was already up to $6,250, closing on the package's "estimated value" of $10,000. So, even though the entire charity auction would almost certain qualify for one of those MasterCard "Priceless" ads, sentimentality about Brett Favre seems to be capped at approximately 10 grand.
So, anyone interested in a big? If so, don't hesitate: The auction to play with a future Hall of Famer ends at precisely 3:16 ET on Thursday.
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