NBA to auction off autographed Jason Collins jerseys for Matthew Shepard Foundation


Jason Collins Jersey
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The NBA will auction off three autographed Jason Collins jerseys, two of them game-worn, between April 4th and April 22nd, with the NBA donating all proceeds to the Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and the Matthew Shepard Foundation. Collins wears #98 in honor of Matthew Shepard, a gay college student who was murdered in 1998 after being targeted for his sexuality.

The NBA has donated all proceeds of Collins’s jersey sales to the two charities. Collins’s jersey ranked #1 on the NBA’s online store for three weeks.

In 17 games, the 35-year-old Collins has averaged 0.5 points, 0.5 rebounds, and 1.4 fouls in 6.6 minutes per game.