PRINCETON, N.J. – The ECHL and the Peoria Rivermen in association with The MeiGray Group announced on Friday that the proceeds from the online auction of game-used and goal-scoring pucks and game-worn jerseys from the 2004 Par-A-Dice ECHL All-Star Game has raised more than $10,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation®
Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation(r) has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. The Foundation’s mission reflects the life-changing impact that a Make-A-Wish(r) experience has on children, families, referral sources, donors, sponsors, and entire communities.
The MeiGray Group, the official game-worn jersey source for the ECHL, developed and conducted the online auction from January 21-28. Fans were given the opportunity to bid on jerseys worn by all 42 players as well as game-used and goal-scoring pucks from the 2004 Par-A-Dice ECHL All-Star Game on January 21 in Peoria, Illinois.
Since beginning the ECHL All-Star Game game-worn jersey auction in 2002, the ECHL and The MeiGray Group have raised almost $40,000 for the Twin Towers Fund (2002), the Karmanos Cancer Institute (2003) and the Make-A-Wish Foundation(r).
The official game-worn jersey source of the ECHL, MeiGray is also marketing the complete collection of home and road jerseys from all 31 teams in the ECHL, worn during the first half of 2003-04. Fans and collectors can order the jerseys of their favorite teams at www.meigray.com or by telephoning MGG toll-free at (888) 463-4472.
The MeiGray Group, which has sold more than 21,000 game-worn jerseys since 1997, partners with the National Hockey League in the NHL-MeiGray Game-Worn Jersey Authentication Program. MeiGray also has working agreements to sell the game-worn jerseys of the Albany River Rats, Binghamton Senators, and Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League, the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League, and the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball.