Saints to Raffle Super Bowl Ring for Gulf

And Obama will return again to the region on Monday
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 8, 2010 5:25 PM CDT
A file photo from 2009 of Super Bowl rings (these stolen from the New York Giants).   (AP Photo/Saugus Police Department)
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(Newser) – The New Orleans Saints will raffle off a Super Bowl championship ring to raise money for the cleanup efforts on the Gulf Coast. Raffle tickets will go for $2, and the team will set up a website with details, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. QB Drew Brees made announcement on a trip to a bird rescue center today.

President Obama, meanwhile, plans to return yet again to the region on Monday and Tuesday, when he will visit Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida, notes the New York Times. His return trip comes as government officials confirmed the presence of large underwater plumes of oil, along with the toxic petroleum compounds, more than 40 miles from the site of the blown-out well.
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