With his longheld NBA title goal met, Lakers forward Ron Artest
is putting a lasting piece of it on sale for the public, raffling his championship ring online at www.ronartest.com
Tickets are $2 a piece with a minimum purchase of five tickets.
The proceeds will go to Artest's non-profit organization, Xcel University, which then will select two charities -- one in Los Angeles, one nationally -- to receive the money.
The charities being considered are ones that want to increase mental-health awareness and help erase the stigma associated with mental-health therapy.
The beneficiaries will be announced Oct. 27, when more details of the raffle also will be revealed.
The Lakers will receive their rings at halftime on opening night, Oct. 26, as they host the Houston Rockets