Handcrafted Leather Belt By Gary Hall Jr. Among Gold Glasses Silent Auction Items
The auction is still officially open for the 2014 Golden Goggles Awards Online Silent Auction, which is one of the most lucrative fundraisers that the USA Swimming Foundation holds each year. The silent auction ends Monday, November 24 at 8:30 p.m. EST.
There are lots of fantastic freebies, including tickets to one of the biggest golf tournaments, a full trip to Paris for the French Open, and an autographed art print of the movie “Frozen”. There are even remnants of medals from the 2012 Olympic trials and a poster signed by America’s 10 medalists from the 2012 Olympic Games, which saw the most active early auctions.
All of these things are going well, but even after being open for just a few hours, they’ve already been offered outside of the price range we suspect most (but not all) of our readers have set aside for charitable contributions. This year.
There is one item, however, that could be in your price range, and we think it’s the coolest thing to win this year, and the auction, at the time of going to press, is only $ 130.
This item is a one of a kind leather belt Handmade by legendary Gary Hall, Jr. The best and perhaps most famous swimmer of his time, Hall has a total of 10 Olympic medals to his name, including 5 gold, and was legendary for his pre-meet backstage antics.
For the auction, he donates a self-made belt which is adorned with an antique swimming-themed belt buckle from Japan that is believed to date Dec. 1937.