SEATTLE, WA - An anonymous season ticket holder for the Seahawks is making a huge impact on the Salvation Army.
Someone donated two Super Bowl tickets, won through the Seahawks' lottery, to the Salvation Army's online auction.
The Salvation Army says the high bid will be donated to help its branches throughout Washington state, northern Idaho, and western Montana.
The tickets are located next to each other in Section 329, Row 25, in MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. They're worth about $800 each. The game begins at 6:30pm EST on Sunday, February 2.
"In my 30+ years as a Salvation Army Officer, this is the first time I've received Super Bowl tickets as a donation," said Major Doug Tollerud, Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army in the Northwest. "We are grateful to the donor for this creative donation and fun opportunity to raise money in a different way."
The Salvation Army has been providing basic needs - food, shelter, and clothing - to the less fortunate members of society for more than 125 years in this region. Additionally, the organization provides a variety of programs offered throughout the region: after-school tutoring, athletic leagues, and music lessons for kids and teens; health and social programs for senior citizens; safe refuge for victims of domestic violence; housing and career assistance for veterans; drug and alcohol addiction rehabilitation; and relief and restoration for victims of disaster.
The Auction began on Wednesday, January 22, at 5:00pm PST, and closes on Monday, January 27, at 5:00pm PST.
For a list of the auction rules, go to www.SalvationArmyNW.org.
For a link to the auction, click here.