Jules Parete tossed 1,000 pennies into the air at the fountain in front of Sarnia City Hall, sending his well wishes and good luck to the Andrew Luck, the first overall draft pick in this years NFL draft.
Parete, a diehard Indianapolis Colts fan, completed the gesture as part of an NFL Players Association twitter contest in which the NFLPA asked fans what they would do to win autographed memorabilia of this years newest draft class. When the NFLPA asked what fans what they would do for an Andrew Luck signed football, Parete logged onto twitter and offered to finish Luck’s last bit of school at Stanford University so Luck could focus on football as the Colts new franchise quarterback.
But it would be Parete’s good will gesture of 1000 pennies and a picture of his collection of Indianapolis Colts memorabilia that would win him the prize as Parete tweeted, "@NFLPLAYERS after dropping 1000 lucky pennies, n spreadin the luck, I'd add it to the collection #rookiepremiere"
The NFLPA tweeted back "The winner of the Andrew Luck #RookiePremiereball is @julesparete, who will "drop 1000 pennies to share good luck."
Andrew Luck was selected to be the replacement to Payton Manning who was released and signed with the Denver Bronco’s in the offseason.
“I felt for sure they would have kept Luck and Manning together to groom Luck into the starting role,” said Parete. “If anyone can replace Manning I guess it is alright to have him. He grooms himself after Manning. I am hoping it is not to much of a drop off.”
The football will join the many autographs of Manning that Parete has already, including a Colts jersey.