On Tuesday, February 28, the New York Rangers will hold the annual full-team Casino Night fundraiser to benefit the Garden of Dreams Foundation
. This annual fundraising event is a perennial fan favorite and features the entire New York Rangers team, coaching and hockey operations staff, Rod Gilbert, Adam Graves, and Mark Messier. In conjunction with Casino Night, the Rangers will be offering an online auction of rare and commemorative jerseys and other memorabilia for additional support of the Garden of Dreams Foundation.
Fans will have the chance to own pieces of Rangers history with autographed jerseys from Brian Leetch and Adam Graves Retirement Nights from Sergei Nemchinov. These old style jerseys were made for each special event only and were worn by the indicated alumnus during the respective retirement night dates.
You’ll also have the chance to bid on other select jerseys including team signed 2012 Team Alfredsson NHL All-Star Jersey, a 2003 Marian Gaborik
autographed NHL All-Star Jersey and other items. This will be the only opportunity for you to get these one of a kind items so don’t wait.
|The No. 13 jersey worn on Adam Graves Night by Stanley Cup champion Sergei Nemchinov is among the items now up for online bidding until March 12. |
Online bidding will begin on February 27, 2012 at 5:00 PM EST
and will continue until March 12, 2012 at 5:00 PM EST
. Please click here to place your bids and see the items available.
The Garden of Dreams Foundation works closely with the Rangers and all areas of The Madison Square Garden Company to make dreams come true for kids facing obstacles. In partnership with local children’s hospitals, wish organizations and community based organizations, Garden of Dreams is conducting unforgettable events and experiences to brighten the lives of children facing problems.
With Henrik Lundqvist
the official spokesperson of the Foundation, the Rangers and Garden of Dreams are creating on-going programs and events targeting the Garden of Dreams community, including hosting children at numerous Rangers games, conducting a children’s coat drive, providing street hockey instruction for children, visiting children in hospitals and community organizations, conducting special experiences for children at NYC landmarks, and much more.
All net proceeds from this online auction will benefit the Garden of Dreams Foundation. For more information on the Garden of Dreams Foundation, a nonprofit charity that works closely with all areas of The Madison Square Garden Company, including the Rangers, Knicks, Liberty, MSG Entertainment, MSG Media and Fuse to "make dreams come true for kids facing obstacles”.
Please visit gardenofdreamsfoundation.org
for more information. A copy of the Foundation's annual report may be obtained, upon request, from the Garden of Dreams Foundation, 2 Penn Plaza, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10121 or from the Office of the Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10121.