PRINCETON, N.J. – The East Coast Hockey League and the Florida Everblades in association with The MeiGray Group announced on Tuesday that the proceeds from the online auction of game-worn jerseys from the 2003 Compuware/ECHL All-Star Game raised over $16,000 for the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute.
The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, operating the Meyer L. Prentis Comprehensive Cancer Center of metropolitan Detroit, is one of the nation’s leading cancer research, treatment, education and outreach centers. The Institute is affiliated with the Detroit Medical Center and Wayne State University and supported by The United Way. The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organization that secures, invests and administers funds to support cancer-related activities and endeavors of the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute.
The MeiGray Group, the official game-worn jersey source for the ECHL, developed and conducted the online auction from January 16-28. Fans were given the opportunity to bid on jerseys worn by all 42 players and Swampee, the Everblades mascot, during the first period of the 2003 Compuware/ECHL All-Star Game on January 21 at the TECO Arena in Estero, Fla.