Ben Watson is coming home this weekend.
And he wants you to step right up and get his signature.
Watson, who played at Northwestern High School and Georgia, is coming to town to visit with friends and family after playing in Super Bowl XLII two weeks ago. While here, he'll spread the word about a new foundation -- One More -- he and his wife, Kirsten, set up.
Watson is holding an autograph session at the Charlotte Avenue YMCA in Rock Hill from noon-2 p.m. on Saturday. A donation of $5 per person is requested and one autograph per person is allowed.
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"I'm excited about doing this,'' Watson said. "I haven't done much in Rock Hill since I left -- really haven't been invited back to do much. People in your hometown like to see someone come back that has done well.
"When I was young, I used to see other guys when they got back from college. People like Jeff Burris, and I got excited. But this is not only about that. It's for raising money for a good organization.''
Watson has spoken with former Rock Hill High standout Chris Hope, who plays for Tennessee and played on Pittsburgh's 2006 Super Bowl champion. Hope, Watson said, plans to attend the autograph session if he gets back to town in time.
Watson's New England Patriots lost to the New York Giants, 17-14, on a last-minute drive that resulted in Eli Manning's touchdown pass to Plaxico Burress.
Funds raised will go to the YMCA through Watson's foundation. Rock Hill will be the "live'' launch for the venture. When it started, Watson raffled off a trip for two with expenses to the Super Bowl.
"It's going to the YMCA because I spent so much time there when I was in high school,'' Watson said. "I was there lifting weights nearly every day.
"The Y means a lot to the adults and kids in the community. They have after-school stuff and offer all kinds of programs. I'm not the only one to benefit from it. I want people to have the same opportunities I had.''
The Watsons set up "One More'' to support their desire to help the community and give back to people and organizations in need. Its goal is to tackle the immediate concerns and issues in society. The foundation is devoted to spreading the love and hope of Christ to one more soul by meeting real needs, promoting education and providing enrichment opportunities through charitable initiatives and partnerships.
The Watsons met at a Fellowship of Christian Athletes meeting when they were in college at Georgia.
Watson said those who come Saturday can bring a football, hat, shirt or photo -- anything they want signed. But he said make sure to bring only one item per person.