The Jets today released figures from the jersey auction which took place on their website over the last few days, raising over $18,000.
Beckham's #23 jersey was by far the highest seller with Landon Donovan's #10 coming in second, sold for $1,125. The Jets highest-selling shirt was that of midfielder Kasey Wehrman, with one punter paying $1001 for his #7 jersey.
Along with the shirt sales, the Jets raised close to $66,000 for the HMRI after scoring nine home and away goals since October 16 and a goal from the Galaxy on the weekend took goal donations to $47,500. A unique initiative saw Jets officials, led by owner Nathan Tinkler, donate $5000 for a home goal and $2,500 for an away goal.
Jets Executive Chairman Ken Edwards said the goal donations and jersey auction underlined the club's commitment to helping the community.
"The Qantas Challenge was all about bringing a premium international event to the people of Newcastle and the Hunter region," Edwards said today.
"It was great to see football fans enjoyed themselves at the event and through our online auction, were able to bid for the jerseys their heroes wore on the night.
"HMRI's efforts help fight disease not just in Australia but around the world, and we're proud to be able to support that cause."
FINAL SALE PRICESJets Charity Auction
Jets Jerseys Kasey Wehrman Newcastle Jets Jersey #7 AU $1001.00 Nikolai Topor-Stanley - Newcastle Jets Jersey #14 AU $731.00Ruben ZadkovichNewcastle Jets Jersey #10 AU $690.00Ben KantarovskiNewcastle Jets Jersey #6 AU $627.00Tarek ElrichNewcastle Jets Jersey #11 AU $617.00 Marko Jesic Newcastle Jets Jersey #18 AU $600.00
David BeckhamLA Galaxy Jersey #23 AU $10,401.00Landon DonovanLA Galaxy Jersey #10 AU $1,125.00 Edson Buddle LA Galaxy Jersey #14 AU $865.00 Omar Gonzalez LA Galaxy Jersey #4 AU $560.00Donovan RickettsLA Galaxy Jersey #1 AU $521.00 Eddie Lewis LA Galaxy Jersey #6 AU $510.00