TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning announced today that the team has begun auctioning off two sets of jerseys worn during the Marty St. Louis jersey number retirement game on www.tampabaylightning.com/gameworns. The on-line jersey auction ends on Tuesday, January 24 at midnight.
The first set of jerseys being auctioned off will be the set the Lightning players wore during warm-ups prior to their game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night. Each player wore a throwback black jersey that the Lightning wore during their 2004 Stanley Cup Championship season. All jerseys included the player's last name and St. Louis' number 26, along with the special patch to honor the former Lightning forward. Additionally, each jersey has been signed by the Lightning player and St. Louis.
The second set of jerseys being auctioned off will be the jerseys the Lightning wore for their game against the Blue Jackets. The black BOLTS jersey worn during the game will also include the special '26' patch. Fans are encouraged to log-on to the NHL's official auction store to bid on the game-worn jerseys of their favorite Bolts from St. Louis' jersey retirement night. Each game-worn jersey comes with a letter of authenticity.
Proceeds from the auction will benefit youth hockey and the St. Louis Family Foundation through the Lightning Foundation. The Lightning Foundation is dedicated to investing its resources and leadership for the enrichment of the people of Tampa Bay, focusing on meeting basic human needs and enhancing lives. The Lightning are committed to leading by example and inspiring others in order to make a lasting impact in the Tampa Bay community.