Cowboys LB Jaylon Smith auctioning off gear for a great cause

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Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith knows fans want to own some of his personal gear, and he’s auctioning it off. It’s not for his own gain, though. He’s going to use the money to help the ongoing relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

“Bid now on my custom cleats and game-worn gloves!” Smith wrote on Twitter. “All proceeds benefit [Salvation Army] relief efforts in Puerto Rico.”

For those who are interested, here is the link to the auction. Below is the picture Smith posted, which shows him holding the official gear and also provides links to bid.

In the item description, Smith is sure to note that all of the money will be used for relief efforts and gives more specifics about when and where the gear was used.

“100 percent of net proceeds are donated to support NFL and team charities,” the description says. “Jaylon Smith custom pregame worn cleats [Oct. 22, 2017]. Smith wore these cleats during the pregame warm up on Oct. 22, 2017 vs. the [San Fransisco] 49ers. The proceeds from the sale of these cleats will benefit the Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services in their relief efforts in Puerto Rico.”

Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria nearly a month ago. Much of the country is still without electricity.

“I’ve covered devastation. I’ve covered disaster. I’ve covered destruction,” wrote CNN’s Leyla Santiago. “Hurricane Maria was more. It has upended the lives of 3.4 million people. It has cut off entire towns from each other. It has left residents without water to drink or bathe in. Enough aid has not come for many. The gravity of the recovery time is starting to set in.”

Smith knows all about the need there, and he’s doing what he can to help.

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