Tom Brady scores big for charity auction

Tom Brady

After playing 20 seasons for the New England Patriots, Tom Brady will quarterback the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Jeffrey Beall image. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.

TAMPA, Fla. – Four tickets to Tom Brady’s home opener with his new team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the quarterback’s jersey and cleats from the game and dinner or a workout with him sold at a benefit auction Tuesday for $800,000.

The auction was part of the All In Challenge, created by Michael Rubin, Philadelphia 76ers co-owner and founder of Fanatics, the world’s leading online seller of licensed sports merchandise. The fundraiser is aimed at fighting food insecurity amid the coronavirus.

Brady, who led the New England Patriots to six Super Bowl championships, the most of any player in NFL history, was just one of several athletes and other celebrities to offer up various goods and services. A double date with Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his wife, singer Ciara, raised $240,000.