Your reaction to getting your own Eagles World Championship ring may never be as good as former Eagles player Jon Dorenbos'.
The Eagles launched a sweepstakes this week that gives fans a shot at winning the coveted piece of jewelry, along with a slew of other prizes, including 50-yard line tickets for the Eagles-Redskins game on Dec. 3, as well as a meet-and-greet with owner Jeffrey Lurie.
Those interested will need to donate a minimum of $10 online between now and Sept. 30. Proceeds from the sweepstakes will go toward the Eagles Autism Challenge, an organization that raises funds for autism research. A winner is expected to be chosen in October.
"This has truly been one of the most remarkable seasons in franchise history," Ryan Hammond, Eagles Autism Challenge executive director, said in a statement. "From winning our first Lombardi Trophy to raising more than $2.5 million for innovative autism research, our fans have supported us every step of the way. The Eagles World Championship Ring Sweepstakes will present one lucky Eagles fan with a once-in-a-lifetime keepsake, while directing much-needed funds to a cause that affects the lives of so many in our communities."
The sweepstakes comes a week after the Eagles received their own official championship rings in honor of their first-ever Super Bowl win against the New England Patriots. While Dorenbos — the former Eagles player who had to quit the sport after getting heart surgery — wasn't on the team this season to witness the win, his contributions weren't lost on Lurie, who previously promised him a ring.
The organization kept its promise, sharing a short video clip of Dorenbos getting the ring on Thursday.
"I don't even want touch it," he said. "Do I touch it?"
Fans applauded the teams' decision to award Dorenbos a ring, with one comparing him to a "little kid at Christmas." Another remarked, "very few people, if anyone, deserved it more" than Dorenbos.