Thursday, May 31, 2012

Drew Brees fans raise funds to keep quarterback in New Orleans

A report Wednesday from Nate Davis of USA Today confirms that a season ticket holder for the New Orleans Saints has set up a website for fans of New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees to donate money that will be used in full for “a trust directly for the benefit of Drew Brees and/or his foundations, The Brees Dream Foundation,” according to the fan site,
[A]pparently seeing unsigned Drew Brees miss any more off season workouts — and perhaps hold out into training camp — would just be too much to bear for one season ticket holder. So Tony LeMon has started, which asks Saints fans to make donations in $1, $5 or $100 increments in an effort to bridge the financial gap between quarterback and team.
The fan site launched on Tuesday by the 52-year-old lawyer and according to the tracker on the site, Brees fans have raised $1,093.09 as of Wednesday afternoon. If Brees won’t accept the funds, LeMon will reportedly donate the money to the Brees Dream Foundation.

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