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Gretzky estate sale raises over $200,000 for LA-area schools @NHLdotcom

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. (AP) - Hockey equipment, furniture, clothing and a jukebox were among the items sold by Wayne Gretzky at an estate sale Sunday that raised over $200,000 for two schools.

"People started lining up at 5:30 a.m. and when the doors opened at seven there were hundreds of people waiting to get in," said Tom Konjoyan, vice president of development at Oaks Christian School, where the sale was held. "There were hockey sticks signed by Wayne that were gone within the first two minutes."

All proceeds from the sale will go toward building a new baseball stadium at Oaks Christian and various programs at nearby Carden Conejo School.

Konjoyan said there was so many items for sale - including bicycles, video games and an off-road vehicle - they filled two gymnasiums.

Also sold was couture clothing owned by Gretzky's wife, Janet, including Prada shoes and Vera Wang dresses.

Gretzky and his wife recently sold their home in Ventura County, about 55 minutes west of Los Angeles, and relocated their five children to the Phoenix area, where Gretzky coaches the Phoenix Coyotes.

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