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Victoria businessman has winning bid for trip to Baltimore playoff game

By ErinPradia
Jan. 13, 2012 at 7:01 p.m.
Updated Jan. 12, 2012 at 7:13 p.m.

The Rev. Stan DeBoe, a priest with Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, holds two Baltimore Ravens-Houston Texans tickets for Sunday's playoff game in Baltimore, and his inaugural Ravens' season ticket from 1998. DeBoe has purchased Ravens season tickets for 13 years. DeBoe is auctioning off one of his playoff tickets to the community to raise money for a church bus.

Charlie Hauboldt had the highest bid for a change to see the Baltimore Ravens and Houston Texans playoff game.

Hauboldt, who owns Grace Funeral Home in Victoria, bid $2,115.

The Rev. Stan DeBoe of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church parish auctioned off an all-expenses paid trip to see the playoff game with himself, a long-time Baltimore Ravens fan, on Sunday.

Proceeds from the auction will help the church raise money for a church bus.

The auction ended 5 p.m. Thursday.

DeBoe and Hauboldt will leave for the game on Saturday.

Hauboldt said his reasons for entering the auction were split evenly between helping a good local cause and the chance to attend his first playoff game.

"He's for the Baltimore Ravens, since he's from there. And obviously I'll be for the Houston Texans," Hauboldt said. "It ought to be a good little rivalry going on there."

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