Eurocup champion Valencia auctions winning jerseys for charity

May 27, 2014 by Print
Eurocup champion Valencia auctions winning jerseys for charity

Eurocup champion Valencia Basket Club has stepped up to collaborate with victims of severe flooding in the Balkans by auctioning off for charity the official jerseys worn during the Eurocup Finals earlier this spring. At least 40 people have died and thousands more have been displaced in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, and Serbia after flooding caused by torrential rains.

Valencia Basket is auctioning all of the jerseys its players wore in Game 1 of the Eurocup Finals against Unics Kazan, as well as the clipboard that head coach Velimir Perasovic used during timeouts in that game. All the money collected will be sent to help the flood victims. As such, Valencia offers all European basketball fans 11 original jerseys in the club's trademark orange - all except Serhiy Lishchuk's jersey, which went straight to Valencia Basket Club's museum. Coach Perasovic's basketball board, on which Valencia Basket's Eurocup dreams were drawn, is also available. All auctions have a starting price of €30. The auction deadline is Friday, June 30 at 12:00 CET.

Valencia Basket wanted to offer what help it could to initiatives started around the world for the benefit of flooding victims in countries where many of its players have come from. Coach Perasovic, Vladimir Lucic and All-Eurocup center Bojan Dubljevic - the current team members from the Balkans - made a video in different languages to support this initiative.

Click here to bid on a Valencia Basket player's jersey and help a good cause for those in need!