The Tampa Bay Lightning’s auction of autographed, game-worn helmets from their game on April 25, 2013 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, which featured the iconic “Boston Strong” sticker on the back, ended yesterday and raised nearly $15,000. The Lightning will donate the difference to give a total of $15,000 to One Fund Boston.
The once-in-a-lifetime auction items raised $14,515.73 for the fund. Lightning forward Steven Stamkos’ helmet raised more than $5,000 alone. Each member of the Lightning, excluding goaltenders, had a helmet available. The helmets are white and feature ribbon stickers with the words ‘Boston Strong’ along with the blue and yellow colors of the 2013 Boston Marathon.
The One Fund Boston was established by Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino in response to the horrific bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15. The purpose of the One Fund Boston is to raise money to help those families most affected by the tragic events that unfolded that day. To date the One Fund Boston has received more than $26 million in donations.