UPDATE: Auction of U.S. Women soccer jerseys draws nearly $64,000 for Heroes Fund
Hope Solo's jersey
UPDATE: The autographed, game-worn jerseys of the players from the U.S. Women's World Cup Team that faced Costa Rica on Aug. 19 at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga, Tennessee, drew a total of $63,924.05 via an online auction.
The proceeds from the fundraiser will go to the Chattanooga Heroes Fund, which benefits the families of the victims from the July 16 tragedy in Chattanooga in which five U.S. servicemen were killed.
The USA defeated Costa Rica, 7-2, at the match in Chattanooga where the players were led out on the field by members of the military. There was also a moment of silence before the game and the players wore black armbands in remembrance.
U.S. defender Ali Krieger's jersey drew the highest winning bid of $11,100 while goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris' jerseys went for $9,100 and Alex Morgan's went for $7,900. Every one of the jerseys went for more than $750 and averaged $2,779 each, according to a news release from the team.
"We are fortunate to be able to play the game we love and inspire others, and to have the opportunity to help the fund and help the families of the victims is the least we can do," said Krieger. "We were honored to play for the United States in Chattanooga and to auction off our jerseys to benefit the families of servicemen who do so much for country."
PREVIOUS STORY: The U.S. Women's National Team's autographed game-worn jerseys from the Victory Tour match against Costa Rica on Aug. 19 are now available via an online auction with all proceeds going to benefit the Chattanooga Heroes Fund, according to a news release.
Before and during the USA's match against Costa Rica on Aug. 19 at Finley Stadium, U.S. Soccer and Women's National Team players honored the victims of the July 16 tragedy in Chattanooga in which five servicemen were killed. Their players were led out on the field by members of the military, there was a moment of silence before the match and the players wore black armbands in remembrance.
The jerseys from all 23 players that were worn in Chattanooga will be a part of the online auction. The Chattanooga Heroes Fund supports the families of those who lost their lives in the tragic shootings on July 16th as well as those who were wounded.
The auction concludes on the afternoon of Sept. 21, with the bidding opening at $200 for each jersey.