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Olympian auctions memorabilia to benefit others

OLDHAM COUNTY, KY (WAVE) – An Olympic athlete made it his priority to spend several hours at a restaurant to benefit others.

Team USA Bobsled Push Athlete Dallas Robinson was at the Hometown Pizza in LaGrange Saturday to auction off some of his gear from the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi. But he wasn't there to raise the money for himself, the money from the highest bidder will go to Special Olympics Kentucky.

"I had some memorabilia that was going to collect dust and I'd rather it help someone else reach their dreams and goals. Who better else than people who weren't born with as many talents as I was? I thought about it, I prayed about it. An hour after that I made the announcement - and no going back," he said.

Among the items up for bids were his Ralph Lauren cardigan worn in the Opening Ceremony and his speed suit.

Robinson admitted he is still adjusting to his newfound fame, but knows there is more to life than the Winter Games.

"God and Christ are the lead role in my life. I'm not the author of my own book. I'm a character in it. And my job is to play my role," he said.

Robinson said he is also optimistic for the chapters ahead.

The auction for Robinson's speed suit is up for auction right now on eBay.  Click here to bid on the item to support Special Olympics Kentucky.

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