ESTERO, FL – The Florida Everblades raised over $190,000 for charity during the 2009-10 season. Various programs contributed to this number including; themed nights with jersey auctions, fundraiser ticket programs, donations and concession group fundraisers.
The Everblades held three theme nights in 2009-10 during which the team wore specialty jerseys that were auctioned off live after the games. The Everblades wore special camouflage jerseys for Military Night on November 13, then donned pink themed jerseys for their annual “Pink in the Rink” night on February 20 before closing out their specialty jersey night’s on March 6 with special Boston Red Sox themed jerseys.
Combined the three nights raised over $51,000 with the largest coming on “Pink in the Rink” which raised a total of $20,320! The money raised that night helped benefit several cancer charities including the Cancer Alliance of Naples, Cape Coral Relay for Life, Barbara’s Friends, The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and the Susan G. Komen For the Cure fund.