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by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings
MANCHESTER, NH – The Monarchs Care Foundation, the charitable arm of the Manchester Monarchs, collected $12,477 for Special Olympics New Hampshire at the fifth annual "Shirt Off Our Back" event at the Monarchs last home game on April 14.

At the conclusion of every season, the Monarchs players hand over and sign their game-worn jerseys to the lucky winners of a raffle. Throughout the final 10 home games, fans are encouraged to donate $1 for a raffle ticket in which they place in their favorite player's jersey bucket. At the final home game of the regular season, a ticket is drawn from each bucket and the winners are escorted down to the ice following the game to meet and receive a jersey from the players. All donations are given to the Special Olympics New Hampshire.

Following the jersey raffle, six Monarchs players' signed third jerseys were auctioned off to the highest bidder. Proceeds from right wing Alexandre Daigle, left wing Petr Kanko, right wing Tim Jackman, defenseman Joe Rullier, left wing Noah Clarke and goaltender Adam Hauser's jerseys brought this year's grand total to $12,477.

Over the last five seasons, the Monarchs Care Foundation has raised $63,632 for Special Olympics New Hampshire with their "Shirt Off Our Back" event.

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