Authentic and one-of-a-kind NHL game-worn jerseys are up for bid through the League and the Garth Brooks 'Teammates for Kids' Foundation.
The National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players' Association are conducting an auction of game-worn jerseys with proceeds benefiting the Garth Brooks Teammates for Kids Foundation.
The 2007 Teammates for Kids Auction features jerseys worn by all players on each of the 30 NHL team rosters during one select home game in January. Each jersey is authenticated with a one-of-a-kind embroidered patch - emblazoned with the NHL, NHLPA and Teammates for Kids “Every Game. Every Kid.” logo – and has been security-tagged, serial numbered and registered into the NHL-MeiGray Group Game-Worn Jersey Authentication Program. Each jersey comes with a Letter of Authenticity from the NHL and NHLPA.
JERSEYS WILL BE WORN IN SELECT NHL GAMES PLAYED BETWEEN THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 2007 and SATURDAY, JANUARY 13th, 2007.
In November 2005, the National Hockey League and National Hockey League Players’ Association jointly selected the Garth Brooks Teammates for Kids Foundation as the official children’s charity of the NHL and NHLPA. This league-wide alliance includes players from all 30 NHL Member Clubs and utilizes the League and Players’ Association’s full platform of marketing resources. The partnership focuses on the Top Shelf Teammates program, a division of the Garth Brooks Teammates For Kids Foundation, which contributes financial resources to non-profit organizations that benefit children's health, education and inner-city services. Since its inception, more than $1.5 million has been donated by NHL players.
As a result of the NHL players’ involvement in the auction, the NHL has become the first professional sports league to achieve 100% athlete participation in the Garth Brooks Teammates for Kids Foundation.
Game worn hockey memorabilia