Photo Courtesy: Hilary Sumnicht
Many people turned out in De Pere Friday for a chance to claim items owned by a former Packer.
Running back Eddie Lacy, who signed a free agent contract with Seattle this offseason, decided to make it a lighter move by selling a few unwanted items with proceeds going to charity.
Lines were long, some comparing it to waiting in line at an amusement park, but many braved the wait. Hilary Sumnicht of Shawano said she waited about two hours for her turn to hopefully score some unique items, but unfortunately it was mostly picked over.
“We got to go into the garage area where there were three empty tables,” Sumnicht explained. “All that was left were candy canes, which I grabbed for a dollar and some old torn shorts and a raggy t-shirt that nobody wanted. There were a couple new, in-package t-shirts in 3 XL or size small, so a couple of my friends got some t-shirts, but I left with candy canes.”
Items that Lacy had up for grabs also included Playstation games that were going for $10 and brand new cleats, a hot commodity going for only $25.
“I thought there’d be a few more things left,” said Sumnicht. “I was hoping to snag a pair of cleats, or a t-shirt or something, but it was all picked over.”
While the candy canes she left with may be from 2015, Sumnicht says she’ll display them proudly.
“Right now, I have them sitting in my office and I’ll probably put a little sticky note on there, saying ‘Eddie Lacy touched these,’ or something like that,” Sumnicht laughed. “No one will really know the difference, but I’ll know.”
Proceeds will go towards the Freedom House, a homeless shelter in Green Bay.