The National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Player's Association are conducting a unique 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. Click here for the Teammates For Kids Patch Game Schedule. 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.
In November 2005, the National Hockey League and National Hockey League Player's 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 Player's 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 player's 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.
For specific information about the Blue Jackets read below and click on the link to bid on the jerseys.
The NHL/NHLPA and the Columbus Blue Jackets teamed up to show their support for the Garth Brooks Teammates For Kids Foundation by offering fans the opportunity to bid on these EXCLUSIVE game-worn jerseys. A unique Teammates For Kids Foundation patch was sewn onto each of these jerseys before the game. Jerseys are not autographed.
At their home game on Tuesday, January 9, 2007, the Blue Jackets wore these jerseys as they faced-off against the St. Louis Blues, losing by a score of 4-3.
Goals were scored by #49 Dan Fritsche, #44 Aaron Johnson and #27 Manny Malhotra while wearing the NHL/NHLPA Garth Brooks Teammates For Kids Foundation Patch Jersey.
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