It was one of the most memorable home debuts for any expansion franchise in sports history. Before the game against Arizona last week, the Las Vegas Golden Knights honored first responders and remembered the victims of the mass shooting that had taken place in the city just a few days earlier. The Knights then electrified the sellout crowd with a 5-2 win over the Coyotes. Now, hockey collectors can own a piece of the historic game while raising money for those impacted by the events of October 1.
The Golden Knights wore a special practice jersey that night with VEGAS STRONG and the player’s number on the back during pregame warmups. The jerseys were then authenticated and registered into the Golden Knights-MeiGray Game-Worn Jersey Authentication Program. Each player autographed his jersey and all were entered into a special fundraising auction now underway at MeiGray Auctions.
All money collected will go through the Golden Knights Foundation, with 100% of the proceeds going to first responders and those injured.
Warmups worn by Knights stars James Neal, Marc-Andre Fleury and Daryk Engelland are among those being sold. Each carried a high bid of over $3,000 as of Sunday.
The auction will be live through October 19 at NHL Auctions.