The great Olympian Ryan Lochte has auctioned six of his 12 Olympic medals.
The famous swimmer scored three silver and three bronze medals With RR Auctions. Medals are listed in three sets, and bidding for items ends July 21.
Lochte told NBC Sports that He will donate the proceeds to charitieswhere money specifically benefits from Jorge Nation Foundationan organization that raises money to send seriously ill children on dream vacations.
“I don’t want people to think I don’t care about medals,” Lochte told NBC Sports. “I cherish them, but they are sitting in my closet gathering dust… I feel amazing about them [the auction] Just because I’m going to help the kids.”
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Lochte is a six-time Olympic gold medalist. He told NBC Sports that he will likely auction some of these medals to charity as well at some point.