LINCOLN STARS TEAM UP WITH AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY FOR ANNUAL JERSEY AUCTIO
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - Submitted by Lincoln Stars
The Lincoln Stars hockey team is pleased to announce that, through their generous and supportive fans, over $47,000 was raised at their “Jerseys Off Our Backs” jersey auction to benefit the American Cancer Society on Saturday, March 17, 2012.
Immediately following the 5-2 win over the Des Moines Buccaneers, the Stars live jersey auction raised $47,150, with the players handing over their one-of-a-kind, autographed and game-worn jerseys to the winning bidders. The jersey auction set a new level of fundraising for the Stars, surpassing the previously-held record from the 2004-2005 season of $33,600. Co-captain and third-year veteran Brent Tate’s jersey went for the highest amount at $4,600.00.
“As an organization, we are humbled by our fans and so thankful that they allow us to give back to the Lincoln community in this way,” said Jen Morand, Director of Corporate Sales and Marketing for the Lincoln Stars. “Collectively, they have been the largest contributor to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life in the Nebraska Region, and there’s no question that their continued support is making a difference and saving lives.” The presenting sponsor of the jersey auction was Fast Frame Lincoln.
“The generosity shown by the Stars fans each year is just amazing,” said Stars Head Coach Chad Johnson. “This is a great lesson for our players to learn the importance of giving back to a worthwhile cause, and the selfless attitude that our fans display each year. On behalf of Jimmy, Corey, and the rest Stars' players, we'd like to say thanks to everyone who made this year's event such a success.”
“Once again the American Cancer Society is blown away at the level of support from the Lincoln Stars and their fans,” commented Ronda Bruns, community manager for the American Cancer Society. “The money that was raised at the ‘Jerseys Off Our Backs’ auction will make a huge difference in the fight against cancer by funding groundbreaking research as well as valuable patient services and programs for people right here in Lincoln. With the support of local organizations like the Stars, we are all making a huge difference for those people going through a cancer diagnosis.”