Yes, you’re seeing that right. It’s an Official Spalding Arena Football League Football. And it’s pink.
The AFL, in a move that came from the right place, has decided that over this coming weekend,
Each participating team will present pink balls to unsuspecting mothers in attendance while also auctioning off autographed balls on http://www.arenafootball.com/. Non-autographed game balls and micro footballs will also be on sale online. A percentage of proceeds from the auctions and sales will benefit The V Foundation for Cancer Research.
The AFL gets props for donating proceeds to cancer research. And I, for one, would love to see the look on my mother’s face if a) I took her to an AFL game for Mother’s Day, and b) she was randomly given a football that bears a resemblance to a Strawberry Yogurt NutriGrain bar. Being the good mom she is, she’d probably give the ball to me; in turn, I’d be on the immediate business end of ceaseless harassment and beatings for owning a pink football.
However, there is one person I think that could make good use of this. She just happens to be related to one Joe Thomas.
If you’re so inclined, you can purchase a Mother’s Day AFL football here.
Donate directly to cancer research here.
Happy Mother’s Day, Mom! I promise not to take you to a football game!
But I might buy you some of these fantastic earrings.