WORCESTER, Mass. – Worcester Sharks President and CEO Michael T. Lehr announced today that the Worcester Sharks will auction off the Autographed Pink Mask worn by goaltender Thomas Greiss in an online auction on NHL.com. The auction will start on Friday, November 23, 2007 at noon and conclude on Saturday, November 30, 2007 at 6 PM (Pacific).
All proceeds from the auction will go to the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge of Worcester via Sharks Charities. The Worcester Hope Lodge is a free, temporary housing facility for cancer patients who are undergoing treatment in Eastern Massachusetts, and their families. It provides guests with private rooms, kitchen facilities, and transportation to and from treatments. More importantly, perhaps, it also provides a human support network and a comfortable home away from home. Money raised during the pink mask auction will help fund the program.
Greiss agreed to wear the specially designed pink mask for games in October and November to promote awareness for breast cancer. Greiss recorded a 5-4-0-0 record wearing the pink mask with the Worcester Sharks. Greiss was recently recalled to San Jose and is currently on the San Jose Sharks roster.
The pink mask was designed and painted by Michael Myers, the Worcester Sharks Director of Youth Hockey and Community Relations. Myers has designed and painted several masks, including Conn Smythe Trophy winner Cam Ward of the Carolina Hurricanes and Edmonton Oilers goaltender Dwayne Roloson.
The pink mask, which is a mirror image of Greiss’ regular mask, is pink with swimming sharks and has a ribbon on the front. The back of the mask dawns a Sharks Charities logo with Sharks Charities Chairwoman Mary C. Defeudis’ signature.
Fans may bid on the mask by clicking here. For more information regarding the mask or the online auction, contact the Worcester Sharks Front Office at 508-929-0500.
The Sharks travel to Manchester on Friday at 4:05 PM (Eastern) before returning to the DCU Center on Saturday, Nov. 24 to square off with the Providence Bruins.
The first 3,000 fans in attendance will receive a free Thomas Greiss Bobblehead courtesy of WTAG. Tickets are available through the Sharks offices, and the first 125 fans who purchase a family four pack of tickets for Saturday’s contest will receive two FREE passes to Six Flags New England for use during the summer of 2008. Call the Sharks at (508) 929.0500 or visit www.sharksahl.com for more details.