Own a part of history as the U.S. National Team makes its run for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. This jersey and ball have been autographed by members of the National Team that played in the CONCACAF qualifying match for the World Cup vs. Mexico in Crew Stadium Feb. 11, 2009. **Item comes with a signed certificate of authenticity** ** All winning auction bids placed by residents of the state of Ohio are subject to Ohio state sales tax (6.75%)
** Funds generated from this auction will directly benefit the Connor Senn Memorial Scholarship Fund at The Ohio State University. **
The Connor Senn Memorial Fund was established by Dr. Lance Senn, Connor’s father and a former member of the Ohio State tennis team. Connor collapsed during Ohio State’s match at Akron Sept. 26, 2001, and died that night from a congenital heart defect. A native of Granville, Ohio, Connor was a freshman walk-on defender who had earned a starting position midway through the 2001 season. The Buckeyes went on to be selected for the NCAA tournament that season.
The legacy of Connor Senn will never be forgotten at Ohio State. A plaque honoring Connor hangs outside the Buckeyes’ locker room door and Connor’s chair hangs in the locker room, which all the players on the 2001 team signed with personal messages to Connor, who was known for his tremendous work ethic, positive attitude and selfless play.