We Learned Yesterday
that the BasketCases' favorite broadcaster, Robin Roberts
, has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Robin
shared this information with her viewers Tuesday morning on Good Morning America
. Of course, we hope and pray that Robin
and all the women and men suffering from breast cancer are successful in their fight against this terrible disease.
Coincidentally, last night, Terp
fan favorite Shay Doron,
now a member of the New York Liberty
, launched an ebay charity auction
of Shay Memorabilia,
to raise money for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
. According to the announcement,
The auction will run for approximately 10-14 days, giving all of Shay's fans the opportunity to bid on one-of-a-kind memorabilia, including #22 practice jerseys from the University of Maryland, autographed hats and basketballs, t-shirts from practice camps, the Junkanoo Jam, and the NCAAs, and her shoes from the 2006 NCAA Championship game.
Did we read that right? Shay's Championship Shoes?
should go for a hefty sum! Definitely 3 and probably 4, maybe 5 figures! That may be a little steep for the BasketCases' budget, but we expect that Shay's
used sweaty shoes will help fund lots of important research. Check out Shay's
auction, get some cool Shay
memorabilia, and support a great cause!
Of course, only one lucky bidder will be fortunate enough to own Shay's
Championship shoes. But no doubt, many Maryland
fans are wishing that they too
could own a little Final Four history. So, inspired by Shay's
good example, the BasketCases have decided to offer their loyal readers a little more Final Four history (not to mention a more affordable
alternative): BasketCase Judith's Championship Game-worn Sneakers
! This is a one-of-a-kind item! In addition to being Final Four game-worn, these sneakers have additional desirable features . . . at no additional charge, they come complete with chewing gum and popcorn kernels in the tread from the floor of the seating area at the Fleet Center in Boston, and
the right shoe has a Diet Coke stain on back from a Duke
fan's spilling her drink when Kristi
hit the three-pointer! Certificate of Authenticity provided. BC Judith
will also be pleased to autograph and/or personalize these shoes for the successful bidder. And, just like Shay
, the BasketCases will be donating all proceeds (less a $7 processing charge that will replenish the ACC Visiting Coaches Beer Fund
) to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Support Shay, Support Breast Cancer Research, and own some Maryland Championship history! Buy Smelly Old Shoes!
Picture credit: (lower) DC BasketCases