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Redskins sell off scoreboard chunks for charity

(2007 photo by Preston Keres - TWP)

The Redskins' scoreboard is no longer. Not many people will miss it. It was small, and junky, and despised. And it probably wasn't old enough to qualify in the nostalgia category.

Still, the idea of selling off chunks of it to raise money for charity is a pretty funny one. A junky scoreboard chunk might seem more hilarious in theory than after it arrives on your mantle, but it gets points for creativity. From the team's release:

Millions have seen it, and for more than a decade fans have applauded its performance and decried the same. The FedExField JumboTron, known to many fans as the "Lite Brite," is now in pieces, and those priceless components have a value - a $5 charitable donation....

The individual JumboTron components, each affixed with an official label confirming their authenticity, will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis during the annual Draft Day Party at FedExField on Saturday, April 24. All the proceeds will benefit the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation.....

"We moved on from Discmans, Gameboys, Super Nintendo and old tube televisions, so it's time to say goodbye to that outdated scoreboard," Chris Cooley said. "The old JumboTron never did me and my fellow teammates any justice. I am looking forward to seeing our highlights on the new High Definition Board."

This is now at least three lol press releases the team has sent out this offseason. That's three more than the area's other teams have combined for, unless I'm forgetting something. I completely approve.

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 7, 2010; 1:58 PM ET
Categories:  Redskins  
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They're going to be sold at the Draft Party?

weak. How about those of us Skins who live out of the area now?

Posted by: TheSuperhoo | April 7, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

First, I wonder what these "chunks" look like. Suitable for framing? Desk tchotchke?

Second, how many of these souvenirs are there?

Lastly, what does the foundation do with the money?

Posted by: dcborn61 | April 7, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

I'm so embarrassed FOR the Redskins. lol

Posted by: MarylanDChris | April 7, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

They're going to be sold at the Draft Party?

weak. How about those of us Skins who live out of the area now?

Posted by: TheSuperhoo | April 7, 2010 2:13 PM

It's a real tragedy. Hopefully you'll find some place in your new area that sells garbage. Best of luck.

Posted by: mack1 | April 7, 2010 10:46 PM | Report abuse

Coming in October of 2010--a 3 part investigative series on the Skins Charitable FOundation. They really buy foreclosed homes of grandmothers who can't afford their homes after refusing to break season ticket contracts.


Posted by: jpfterps | April 8, 2010 11:02 AM | Report abuse

Awesome. I got an armrest from FedEx, all it cost was a wrench.

Posted by: WaPoLiveFan16 | April 9, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

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