We Are Marshall Movie Auction

By: Paul Gessler Email
By: Paul Gessler Email

Some Marshall fans now own a piece of the We Are Marshall movie.

On Sunday, hundreds of people turned out for a movie memorabilia auction at the Huntington Mall. Plenty of high bidders helped raise money for a good cause.

Norman and Mary Anne McClure were at the 1971 Xavier game made famous by We Are Marshall, so all they wanted for Christmas was a little piece of Herd history.

“It's going to go in our bonus room where we have some other Marshall stuff,” said Mary Anne.

For any Marshall maniac, the movie memorabilia is a must have.

J.B. Miller is a radio DJ for Magic 97.9. He organized the auction, but didn't envision so many items for people to open their checkbooks.

“It grew from two benches being given away the night of the premiere to an auction that brought in thousands and thousands of dollars to children's charities right before Christmas,” said Miller.

Members of the Young Thundering Herd were as busy as the mall Santa Claus on Sunday. They signed autographs at the auction for over two hours.

As for the McClures, donating $500 dollars to children's charities in exchange for a collector’s item was something they couldn't pass up.

A piece of pigskin past for a cause everyone can be proud of.

Nearly $6,000 dollars was raised for WSAZ’s children charities, which serves each of the 33 counties in our viewing area.

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