We told you a couple weeks back about retired NFL quarterback Eli Manning offering up the 2011 Corvette Grand Sport for the ALL IN Challenge, a fundraiser for Coronavirus relief efforts which consisting of unique prizes and experiences offered up by celebs, musicians, and professional athletes.
Manning was named Most Valuable Player (MVP) of Super Bowl XLVI after defeating the New England Patriots 21-17 in February 2012 and he was awarded the C6 Corvette from Chevrolet. In his original Instagram video, he showed off the convertible Grand Sport as he offered to hand-deliver the car and grab some lunch while also throwing in a quick driving lesson to the lucky winner of the car!
Eli Manning has accepted the #ALLINCHALLENGE. Go to https://t.co/D0FYe6rxZw to participate & enter for a chance to hang out with Eli Manning to help feed the hungry during this challenging time. pic.twitter.com/sjYxMaK2kV— New York Giants (@Giants) April 15, 2020
Thanks to ESPN, we leaned that Eli’s Corvette was sold for $140,000 with those proceeds going to organizations that include Meals on Wheels, No Kid Hungry, America’s Food Fund, World Central Kitchen and Feeding America.
The sale of Manning’s Corvette brings in some great money for those charities, but it’s far from being the highest-selling experience for the ALL IN Challenge. That honor goes to Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Tom Brady (I love writing that) whose prize package of tickets to his first Bucs home game as well as his jersey and cleats sold for $800,000.
Other interesting experiences that have closed include:
- $525,000 – Golf and Dinner and with Peyton Manning.
- $320,000 – Meek Mills Rolls-Royce Phantom
- $240,000 – A Double Date with Russell Wilson and wife Ciara
- $220,000 – A game of HORSE and Courtside Lakers Tickets with Magic Johnson
- $200,000 – Golf and Daytona 500 with Bubba Watson and Denny Hamlin
The ALL IN Challenge was organized by Michael Rubin, Fanatics.com executive chairman and a partner with the Philadelphia 76ers. When you visit allinchallenge.com, you will see all the different experiences being offered by celebrities from sports, music, and movies. So far more than $24 million has been raised and there are still a couple hundred experiences still available.
During the Super Bowl XLVI post-game show, it was a 2012 Corvette Centennial Edition Grand Sport Convertible that was initially awarded to Manning. There were some rumors afterward that he had rejected the car, and as he calls the 2011 Grand Sport his MVP Corvette, there must have been some truth to that.
[VIDEO] Eli Manning Offering His Super Bowl MVP 2011 Corvette for the Coronavirus ALL IN Challenge
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