The Tampa Bay Lightning and the Lightning Foundation will auction off autographed items and unique sports memorabilia objects on Friday, March 17 versus Philadelphia and on Thursday, March 30 against Atlanta with all proceeds going to Richy's Rascals and the Vincent Lecavalier
On Friday, March 17 the Lightning Foundation will host a silent auction behind section 122 at the St. Pete Times Forum. The items include an autographed and framed Brad Richards jersey, a Richards "face off" photo framed with an autographed puck, an autographed Richards 'Road to the Cup' glass art piece, an autographed picture of Richards, Martin St. Louis
and Vincent Lecavalier
from the 2004 World Cup, a Stanley Cup tribute photo signed by Richards, as well as personal items provided by Richards.
Other non-Lightning related items being auctioned off include a 'Legendary Era' poster featuring the NHL's original six teams autographed by Johnny Bower, Paul Henderson, Mike Bossy, Marcel Dionne and Guy Lafleur, a limited edition Brett Favre autographed tribute photo (1 of 404), signed Carnell 'Cadillac' Williams and Mike Alstott collages and a limited edition print entitled 'Saturday Morning' autographed by Johnny Bower, Gordie Howe and Bobby Hull.
Auction winners for each item and two guests will also meet Richards following the game, enjoy a dessert reception and learn about the Richy's Rascals Suite Escape and celebrate the work and devotion of Richards for pediatric oncology patients and their families.
Since the start of the 2003-04 Tampa Bay Lightning season, Brad Richards has been providing pediatric oncology patients and their families with a true suite escape. He purchased a luxury suite for the entire season at the St. Pete Times Forum and he is working with two Tampa Bay area non-profit organizations, The Pediatric Cancer Foundation and The Children's Cancer Center, touching the lives of hundreds of children and adults affected by pediatric cancer through Richy's Rascals Suite Escape.
On Thursday, March 30 the Lightning Foundation will again host a silent auction behind section 122 with one-of-a-kind items, only this time the proceeds will go directly to the Vincent Lecavalier
Foundation which was started by Lightning center Vincent Lecavalier
to benefit All Children's Hospital and other charitable organizations. Items up for auction include an autographed framed Lecavalier jersey, a 'Road to the Cup' photo signed by Lecavalier, a photo from the 2004 World Cup autographed by Lecavalier, Martin St. Louis
and Brad Richards, an 'Old-Time Fight' photo signed by Lecavalier and Jarome Iginla, signed photos, as well as personal items donated by Lecavalier and more.
Other items being auctioned off include an 'End of an Era' limited edition print signed by Bower, Hull, Andy Bathgate, Gerry Cheevers, Jean Beliveau and Ted Lindsay, and a Mike Alstott autographed photo collage.
High bidders for each item and two guests will meet Lecavalier following the game, enjoy a dessert reception to learn about the Vincent Lecavalier
Foundation and celebrate the work and devotion of Lecavalier toward All Children's Hospital and other worthwhile charities.