Sale of De­flate­gate choco­late foot­ball nets $20K for char­ity

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A dented choco­late foot­ball cre­ated by a Penn­syl­va­nia candy maker to poke fun at the New Eng­land Pa­triot’s “De­flate­gate” scan­dal has ended up rais­ing $20,000 for char­ity.

The ball cre­ated by Sar­ris Candies of Canons­burg was auc­tioned off Fri­day on KDKA ra­dio to ben­e­fit the Dollar En­ergy Fund.

The fund pro­vides util­ity as­sis­tance for poor res­i­dents.

A lo­cal car dealer bid $5,000 for the choco­late ball, and that price was matched by candy maker Bill Sar­ris. The util­i­ties that help sup­port the Dollar En­ergy Fund matched that $10,000.

The choco­late foot­ball was molded with a dent to make it ap­pear de­flated. Sar­ris posted it on Face­book as a joke and ini­tially didn’t in­tend to sell it.

Now he says, “It’s go­ing to a good cause, so that’s the best thing.”

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