22.06.2012: VELUX EHF FINAL4:
Europe bidding for handball memorabilia
A total of 7.287,99euro has been donated to the Germans Cancer Aid by handball fans from all over Europe, support was generated through an auction of exclusive memorabilia from this year’s VELUX EHF FINAL4. The German Cancer Aid (Deutsche Krebshilfe) is the official charity partner of the VELUX EHF FINAL4.
For ten days handball fans had the chance to bid on eBay for the one-off handball souvenirs from this year’s VELUX EHF FINAL4. Numerous signed jerseys, shorts and other accessories were up for auction throughout the event. Yesterday from 1500 the highest bidders went head-to-head trying to outbid each other for the various memorabilia before the auction came to a close at 2200.
Amongst the winners there were fans from all over Europe, not only fans who had clubs directly involved in the VELUX EHF FINAL4, namely from Germany, Denmark and Spain but there were also fans from counties which would not be immediately affiliated with handball, counties such a Portugal and Greece.
The biggest sum was collected for the match ball from the final in the LANXESS arena in Cologne. The winner invested 605,06 euro to get his hands on the ball, a ball which some of the best handball players in the world played with on the final day. The ball will be presented to the highest bidder at a VELUX EHF Champions League group game.
The jersey signed by THW Kiel went under the hammer at 572,89 euro. The signed jerseys from the other finalists raised in total 651,01 euro.
A detailed overview of all the results from the auction can be found on the official webpage of the charity auction for the German Cancer Aid - HANDBALL HILFT! (Handball helps!)