Want To Spend A Day With Howie & Terry On Fox Set? Here’s How

By Jerry Ratcliffe

Photo: foxsports.com

Have you ever sat on your couch on Sunday afternoon and watched the Fox NFL Sunday show with Howie Long, Terry Bradshaw and the crew, and thought, ‘Man, I’d love to be there … it looks like so much fun.’

Well, now you can.

All you have to do is help St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Charlottesville. In 2017, the church built a medical clinic in Saltadere, Haiti, and in order to keep the clinic going, it requires $40,000 a year for medications and staffing (a Haitian doctor, nurses, pharmacist, lab tech, secruity, maintenance, etc.).

Dr. August Sanusi, a local physician in Charlottesville for the past 27 years, said St. Thomas Aquinas Church will be conducting a charity auction and dinner on Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Charlottesville Catholic School in order to raise funds for the Haitian clinic.

The prime item up for auction will allow two football fans to live a dream.

Howie Long, a longtime Charlottesville resident, has donated a trip to Los Angeles for two, which is a marvelous package. It includes a two-night stay at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills — but that’s not all.

Winner of that particular auction will be Howie’s guest on Fox Movie Studio’s NFL Sunday set.

It is the opportunity of a lifetime for two football fans.

There are tons of other great items up for auction, including a Chris Long donated and autographed UVA football helmet, a signed Philadelphia Eagles jersey, and a signed Philadelphia Eagles mini-helmet.

Also up for auction is a Tony Bennett signed and framed print of Virginia’s basketball team celebrating the 2019 NCAA Championship with confetti falling on the arena floor. There is also a Bennett NCAA Championship plaque up for auction.

There are VIP Washington Capitals and Wizards tickets for auction with tons of other sports and non-sports related items.

“In order to reach a broader audience, we chose to use mobile bidding because of the Howie Long gift,” Dr. Sanusi said. “We are also advertising on WINA and ESPN radio as well as the C’ville Weekly.”

Personally, I remember when Howie was first hired by Fox to form a new team of pre-game panelists for a new NFL pre-game concept. As a newspaper columnist at the time, I interviewed the producer of the show (whose name escapes me), and what I remember most was the producer telling me that they wanted to give viewers an inside look at football.

He said that he wanted viewers to feel like they were sitting there on the couch with Howie, and Terry, and Jimmy Johnson, for a laid back, comfortable give-and-take about football, with some good, old-fashioned humor with the guys taking friendly jabs at one another.

I can’t tell you how special it would be for two of you out there to go through this experience. It’s invaluable, priceless, and a lifetime memory for sure.

Here is the mobile bidding site for all the items to help out his most worthy cause:

http://bidpal.net/haitiauction  

The bidding is open.



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