POSTED: Friday January 29th 2010

WPS Memorabilia to Benefit the Michelle Akers Horse Rescue Now Available on eBay for Bidding

Proceeds Will Go to Help Rebuild Flooded Horse Rescue Farm of Soccer Great

San Francisco, CA (January 28, 2010) -  As previously announced, Women’s Professional Soccer is auctioning off game day items from its Inaugural Season to benefit the Michelle Akers Horse Rescue (MAHR), a farm founded by soccer legend Michelle Akers to protect, heal, and provide a happy home to hurting, unwanted, and problem horses. After unprecedented levels of rain during the fall, the farm came under intense flooding, and extensive repairs were made necessary from water damage. Horses were kept safe at nearby stables as temporary quarters and estimates at repairs range upwards of $50,000.

Women’s Professional Soccer is auctioning off four items to benefit the farm run by Michelle Akers, after whom the league MVP award is named: the Michelle Akers Player of the Year Award.

The items available include:
•  A signed inaugural WPS Championship Game PUMA Match Ball from the 2009 WPS Champions Sky Blue FC. This authentic match ball is signed by all 11 starters, including Natasha Kai, Christie Rampone, and Heather O’Reilly.
•  A signed WPS PUMA Match Ball from the Inaugural WPS All-Star Game presented by U.S. Coast Guard. Player autographs include Marta, Abby Wambach, Cristiane, Hope Solo and other members of the 2009 WPS All-Star Team.
•  A signed Washington Freedom authentic game day jersey featuring 20 signatures from the third place finishers in the regular season, including Sonia Bompastor, who led the league in assists in 2009 and Abby Wambach, who was second in the league with most goals scored.
•  A signed Boston Breakers authentic game day jersey featuring 22 signatures including Kristine Lilly, Heather Mitts, Alex Scott, and Kelly Smith.

To bid on eBay, click here for the WPS Auction to Benefit MAHR. The auction will continue until Thursday, February 4th. All money raised from these items will be donated to the Michelle Akers Horse Rescue & Outreach, Inc. an established 501(c)3.

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Name: Robert Penner
Organization: Women's Professional Soccer
Phone: (415) 553-4469

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