There is little augment that Michelle Akers was the greatest female player in U.S. history. Heck, even the popularly acknowledged GOAT (Greatest of All Time) Mia Hamm said so. After retiring from soccer in 2000 following a career that saw her score 105 goals in 153 games, win two World Cups and an Olympic gold medal, Akers has channeled much of her passion into the Michelle Akers Horse Rescue Farm. You may have heard that, unfortunately, unprecedented storms recently struck her horse farm outside of Atlanta and that rain water overwhelmed the barn and destroyed some of the pastures. Almost everything was badly damaged, although she managed to get her horses to higher ground. Saving the horses and farm required her to work tirelessly for 48-hour stretches, and now the efforts to rebuild the farm are underway.
Still, the storms left considerable damage -- more than $50,000 in fact -- as major repairs to the barn and pastures are necessary to get the farm in working condition again.
In order to fix the farm, Akers has decided to auction off/sell many of her personal soccer possessions including Olympic and World Cup memorabilia, medals, rings, trophies, balls, jerseys and unused Rolex watches which are of significant value so she can save her farm and continue to rescue and rehabilitate her horses. Hopefully, she can raise enough money that she won't have to part with too many of her historic possessions. To learn more, see some pictures of the farm and find out how you can help, go to her website and/or read this article from the Associated Press.