WEXFORD, PA – Richard Bazzy, owner of Shults Ford, has won a 2.5-pound, deflated chocolate football crafted by Sarris Candies of Washington, Pennsylvania. Proceeds of his acquirement will provide utility assistance for households undergoing financial hardship.
The auction for the deflated chocolate football took place on January 31st, 2015, moderated by KDKA Radio host Marty Griffin. Bazzy’s winning bid of $5,000 was matched by Bill Sarris, owner of Sarris Candies, and then doubled by utility partners of the Dollar Energy Fund to total $20,000.
“It’s doesn’t get any better when you can poke fun of an AFC rival, while knowing that you are also helping families in need, said Richard Bazzy, owner of Shults Ford. “We expect to display the football in one of our dealerships with pride.” He will also be receiving two regular chocolate footballs and two chocolate football helmets.
The deflated chocolate football was created as a nod to the controversy surrounding the New England Patriot’s infamous AFC championship victory. After receiving national media attention for the sugar-coated joke, Sarris Candies auctioned the chocolate concoction to provide utility assistance grants for approximately 65 families through the Dollar Energy Fund.
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