The Professional Hockey Players’ Association (PHPA), in association with The MeiGray Group and the ECHL, has announced that the 10th Annual Captains’ Club Jersey Auction to benefit the ECHL Health and Welfare Trust Fund is now underway.
Game-worn ECHL Captain sweaters from the 2013-14 season are currently being auctioned online at auction.nhl.com. The auction is scheduled to end at 9 pm E.T. on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.
The Captain’s Club Jersey Auction was initiated in 2004 and helps support the ECHL Heath and Welfare Trust Fund, which provides PHPA Members and their families with access to counseling services when dealing with personal and behavioral health concerns, and support to players who may be suffering a hardship.
“The Captains’ Club jersey auction is a great way for fans and collectors alike to obtain a piece of game-worn memorabilia, while directly assisting ECHL players and their families,” said PHPA Executive Director, Larry Landon.
“These jerseys are symbols of each team’s leadership,” said MeiGray President Barry Meisel. “We’re proud that proceeds will go to such a worthy cause.”
MeiGray has worked with the ECHL and the PHPA since 2001 and authenticates for the National Hockey League, the National Basketball Association and the United States Tennis Association.