'NEW YORK' JERSEY AUCTION RAISES MORE THAN $215,000 FOR TWIN TOWERS FUND
The New York Rangers would like to thank fans for their support and generosity in helping to raise more than $215,000 for the Twin Towers Fund in a recent on-line jersey auction on nhl.com. In light of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, an exclusive on-line auction was held to benefit the Twin Towers Fund, established by New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani to help benefit the families affected by the attack on the World Trade Center.
In cooperation with the Buffalo Sabres and the National Hockey League, the Rangers and Sabres donned specially-created jerseys on October 7, 2001 at Madison Square Garden, which featured each club's respective colors and the words 'New York' diagonally positioned down the front. Following the game, each jersey was signed by that individual player and was available for bidding over a nine-day period.
Mark Messier's jersey was the top item, going for $20,010. In total, 44 jerseys were auctioned off.
Without you, this wouldn't have been possible! Thanks again for your tremendous support.