We’re approaching the one-year anniversary of Sean Taylor’s tragic passing. The ESPN stories that were posted on the dot-com last week make up the cover of the print version of The Magazine this week. Many of the media members here at Redskins Park have been building their memorial stories over the last few weeks, presumably to appear on the actual one-year date itself. And, of course, Taylor will be inducted into the Ring of Honor at FedExField in a ceremony before this Sunday’s game against the Giants. (Fans attending are reminded again to be in their seats early.)
Sean Taylor’s official tribute site has launched an auction of some of his vehicles, with all the proceeds going directly to the Sean Taylor Estate Trust for his two-year-old daughter Jackie. A message on the website explains further.
It is impossible for us to keep everything that belonged to Sean, yet painful to think of where some of his belongings may end up. As we approach the one-year anniversary of his death, we thought it would be meaningful if the fans could have a chance to own something of Sean’s. And his vehicles were among his most prized possessions.
This is, obviously, a fairly big-ticket auction, and not the sort of thing that everyone out there would be able to participate in. But the items are worth looking at, at the very least, as each one has a brief story of Taylor’s history with the vehicle in question, each of which offers an insight into someone that most us knew only through television and his play on the field. And, on the other hand, if you’ve just been considering the purchase of a 35-foot boat, this is a way to do that and help out Taylor’s daughter, all at the same time.
Even if you aren’t interested in the auction, there’s a guest book on the site for sending thoughts and prayers to Taylor’s family at what is no doubt a difficult time of year for them, and that doesn’t require you to bid on anything at all.