Coale's kicks bring in $2,000 for breast cancer research

Updated: February 21, 2007, 5:47 PM ET
Associated Press

NORMAN, Okla. -- A pair of pink Converse shoes that Oklahoma coach Sherri Coale wore during a game fetched $2,000 in an auction to raise money for breast cancer research, the university said Wednesday.

Along with the low-top Chuck Taylor shoes, Oklahoma also raised $5,040 by selling 21 autographed T-shirts worn by Sooners and Texas players prior to a Feb. 12 game. Another $1,775 was raised through donations at the game and a silent auction of three other T-shirts that day.

Bids on the other items were taken for one week.

A total of $8,815 in proceeds will go to the Breast Institute at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center.

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