More than 200 game-worn jerseys are being auctioned in support of The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). This online auction is being hosted by Classic Auctions and is the first of its kind in Canada, releasing never-before available jerseys through the NHLPA’s “jersey vault”.
SickKids is a Canadian hospital and research center dedicated to improving children’s health and is home to Canada’s largest hospital-based child health research institute. With more than 10,000 staff, researchers and volunteers, SickKids cares for more than 100,000 patients who come from coast to coast each year.
Funds raised through the auction support the highest priority needs fund at SickKids.
The 200 jerseys span more than 20 years, from NHL All-Star Games of the late 1990s, through past World Cup of Hockey and Olympic tournaments, and several outdoor stadium games. Among the jerseys being sold include Olympic and 2004 World Cup of Hockey jerseys worn by stars such as Jaromir Jagr, Teemu Selanne, Patrick Kane, Peter Forsberg, and Jonathan Toews. All-Star Game and Winter Classic jerseys include those worn by Sidney Crosby, Mark Messier, Henrik Lundqvist and others. Each jersey comes with a unique Certificate of Authenticity from the NHLPA.
“Our players have a long history of taking time away from the rink to visit and support children’s hospitals in their hometowns and adopted home cities around the NHL,” said Mathieu Schneider, NHLPA Special Assistant to the Executive Director. “In that same spirit, the players wanted to do something special to raise funds for the efforts at SickKids, and they are grateful to have this opportunity to sell a small piece of history for such a great cause.”
To browse the collection of jerseys available for sale and to place bids on auction items in support of SickKids, visit: www.classicauctions.net. The auction ends September 20.