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Reese launches auction for Sandy victims

Reese launches auction for Sandy victims

Skeet Reese has launched an online auction to raise funds for people on the East Coast who were affected by Hurricane Sandy. It gets under way today and runs through Nov. 16 at

"We were sitting here watching the news over the weekend and it hit me how many people are still being affected by the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy," he said. "There are so many people without power, bare necessities and even their homes, that we wanted to do something to help out."

One of Reese's signature Wright & McGill Co. tackle bags loaded with hundreds of dollars worth of Lucky Craft lures, Berkley Havoc and PowerBait soft plastics and Trilene line, TroKar hooks and Eagle Claw terminal tackle will be up for bid. Other items include Wright and McGill Skeet Reese Tessera, Microhoneycomb and Victory rods and reels and a tournament-worn jersey.

Reese and his family will match the money raised, up to a total of $5,000, and all monies will be donated to the American Red Cross or other charities directly related to the relief efforts of Hurricane Sandy.

"We cannot forget that there are people still in need after these storms, and it takes a long time to get their lives back to whole," he said.

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