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Famous Blocked Punt Memorialized as Lithograph; Gleason, Brees and Others will Sign Limited Edition

Posted Dec 14, 2011

QB Drew Brees and numerous other teammates from the 2006 New Orleans Saints have teamed up with artist Michael Hunt on a very special project with proceeds going to support the Gleason Initiative Foundation.

The Louisiana Superdome’s post-Katrina home opener was far more than a game. It was an emotion-filled return to normalcy in a city once battered but never broken.

Steve Gleason’s blocked punt has become a symbol of New Orleans’ determination to succeed against all odds. Steve continues to embody the spirit of determination in his personal fight against ALS.

This special lithograph (pictured above), created by artist Michael Hunt will raise funds for the Gleason Initiative Foundation in their ongoing efforts in the fight against ALS.

“Everyone at the Monday night game against Atlanta was fully committed to returning to the city of New Orleans. I think the blocked punt symbolized an emotional homecoming for the entire region” – said Gleason.

Michael Hunt added “I was there on the night of Steve’s famous blocked punt. It was a storybook beginning to a second chapter for New Orleans. I believe Steve’s fight with ALS is an inspiration to all.”

This autographed poster is available in three different editions:

*The Artist Proof edition limited to only 370 prints. Each has been numbered and individually signed by Steve Gleason, Drew Brees, Coach Sean Payton and artist Michael Hunt. These sell for $950 each. Print Size: 17 ¾” x 13 ¾”

*The Players edition is limited to only 1000 prints. Each has been numbered and individually signed by Will Smith, Devery Henderson, Lance Moore, Marques Colston
and others as well as artist Michael Hunt. These sell for $370 each Print Size: 17 ¾” x 13 ¾”

*The Fans edition is limited to 3700 prints. Each has been numbered and individually signed by artist Michael Hunt. These sell for $50 each. Print Size 11” x 14”

They are available exclusively from Nola Fine Art. It can be ordered online at www.NolaFineArt.com or by phone 800-620-9117

High Res photos of the print are available.

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