The Los Angeles Kings donned holiday-themed warm-up jerseys prior to Tuesday night’s game against the San Jose Sharks but they’ll serve a larger purpose: to raise money for victims of the recent mass shooting in San Bernardino.
Each jersey was autographed by the player who wore it.
The auction at lakings.com/auctions lasted until the end of the second intermission of Tuesday night’s game.
The #1 jersey worn by Jhonas Enroth drew the highest bid–$4,000. The sweater donned by Jonathan Quick sold for $3,025 and one worn by Anze Kopitar closed at $2,525.
In all, the auction raised over $40,000 in just a couple of hours.
Proceeds benefit the trust established by city officials in San Bernardino.
To bid on these Holidayjerseys visit the @LAKingsCare booth outside section 103 or go to https://t.co/RFcqxKBfaV pic.twitter.com/hIB2CVeT0U
— LA Kings (@LAKings) December 23, 2015
Before the auction, over $100,000 had been donated to the fund. The money will be evenly distributed among the families of the 14 people killed during the December 2 shooting at a government office building.