St. Catharines, Ontario – The Niagara IceDogs have announced that Family and Children’s Services (FACS) Niagara will be receiving $12,500 from the live and online auction of the game-worn Superhero jerseys. All funds raised from the jersey auctions will be donated to FACS Niagara; the IceDogs cover the cost of jersey production. The IceDogs wore the specialty jerseys on October 19th 2018, in a 4-3 win over the Windsor Spitfires.
“We [Niagara IceDogs] are so proud to be donating such a significant amount of money to FACS Niagara from our jersey auction.” Said Bill Burke, Owner of the Niagara IceDogs. “To have such strong support from our fanbase for local organizations, like FACS, from specialty games shows what great work they do in our community.”
IceDogs Captain Ben Jones’ jersey was auctioned for the most amount, raising $575. Multiple jerseys were auctioned for $500, including Alternate Captain Johnathon Schaefer, starting goaltender Stephen Dhillon, Edmonton Oilers prospect Kirill Maksimov, and 2019 NHL Draft eligible defenceman Mason Howard.
“All of us at Family and Children’s Services and our charitable Foundation feel really blessed to have this great partnership with the Niagara IceDogs,” said Anna Bozza, FACS Executive Director. “We are extremely grateful for the support of the team, the fans and the Burke family. Funds raised from the sale of the special jerseys will benefit our charitable Foundation to provide summer camp, post-secondary education, youth programs and other opportunities for the kids and families we serve.”
Founded in the 2007-2008 season, the Niagara IceDogs Hockey Club are a member team of the Ontario Hockey League. As 2012 & 2016 OHL Eastern Conference Champions, the Niagara IceDogs are dedicated to excellence on the ice.
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