Farewell to Chris Kluwe, and his last punted football as a Viking

Chris Kluwe punted a soft football from the stage of MinnRoast 2013 10 days ago. It turned out to be his last punt as a Minnesota Viking. More of the story here

The autographed ball was auctioned off to the highest bidder, a Kluwe fan from Utica and Big Moose Lake, New York, who bid $575 “in support of the creative and imaginative work of Chris Kluwe.” 

Nine bidders responded by the deadline of May 6 at noon CDT. The lowest bid was $.02, from a Minnesotan who commented that “Kluwe should shut up and punt!”

The football auction, like the rest of the proceeds from MinnRoast, supports MinnPost, a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit offering high-quality journalism for people who care about Minnesota.

MinnRoast 2013 financial results will be posted next week, and there’s still time to make a fully tax-deductible contribution to the MinnRoast Challenge.

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