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Old 01-27-2006, 04:53 PM   #1
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Default Starks gives XL tickets to miner's family

Right tackle Max Starks is giving four of his Super Bowl tickets to a family involved in the mining tragedy in Sago, W.Va. Starks said Thursday he wanted to keep the matter private and was reluctant to speak about it, but he did admit it was a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity" to help out the family, which he did not identify. After receiving a letter requesting autographed gear, Starks consulted his mother, Elleanor, and decided to send the family four of his tickets. Each Steelers player is allotted 15 tickets for the big game. Starks will give the rest of his allotment to family and friends.

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Old 01-27-2006, 04:54 PM   #2
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I bet those things are already on ebay
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Old 01-27-2006, 05:42 PM   #3
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I bet those things are already on ebay
So what if they are? The intent of the gift was to "help" the family after their tragedy. Something tells me that coal miners probably don't have great benefits and life insurance policies, so the one thing this family could really use at a time like this is some cash.

I'm sure Starks thought about that possibility before he sent the tickets and was OK with it.
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Default Re: Starks gives XL tickets to miner's family

That is awesome! I love hearing "feel good" stories like this. The kid seems very level headed.
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Thats a class move by Max.. great call man !!
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Max Starks, Welcome to my Respect list. Great Class.
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wow... wat can i say??? congrats max, uve earned every1's respect in wv
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I bet those things are already on ebay
And what exactly is your point?
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That is very classy.
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I bet those things are already on ebay
So what?...a quick 12-13K for a devastated family that could use it????

God Bless You Max Starks!!!!
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