Mayor Ravenstahl today announced that bids have closed for the Tebow jersey he wore while settling his bet with Denver Mayor Hancock after the Broncos beat the Steelers earlier this month. At 2:20 p.m., the week-long eBay auction closed, sending the jersey to user scottgunn of Midland, TX and bringing over $1,000 to The Pittsburgh Promise.
I’d like to thank everyone who participated in the auction and made moves to influence a great program,” said Ravenstahl. “The Steelers’ loss is still tough to accept, but it helps to know that we’ve turned it into a positive by helping Pittsburgh’s young people achieve higher education.”
On the auction’s opening day, bids rose to over $400 and up to $1,000 within 48 hours. In total, the jersey received 68 bids from 23 bidders. The highest bidder, who bid seven times, will receive the jersey, signed by Mayor Ravenstahl, along with a letter thanking them for “helping Pittsburgh’s young people to plan, prepare and pay for education beyond high school.”
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl co-founded The Pittsburgh Promise scholarship program that provides up to $40,000 dollars for public high school graduates to pursue higher education. Since its inception in 2007, nearly 3,000 young people have pursued higher education thanks to The Promise. The first 4-year Promise grads made their debut this year, many of them telling stories that they wouldn't have pursued their dreams weren't it for the Promise fund.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Office of Mayor Luke Ravenstahl
512 City County Building | 414 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
telephone: 412-255-2626 | facsimile: 412-255-2687