GLENS FALLS, NY – The Adirondack Thunder, proud ECHL affiliate of the New Jersey Devils, announced today that its Military Appreciation Night jersey auction raised $16,220 that will be donated to three local charities.
The Thunder donned red, white and blue American flag themed jerseys for Military Appreciation Night, sponsored by UA Local 773, this past Saturday night in its 2-1 win over the Worcester Railers. After the conclusion of the game, each game-worn jersey went into a live auction with bids coming from fans in attendance. The $16,220 raised was the most of any jersey auction in franchise history.
Three local charities will be the beneficiary of the raised funds. The donation will be split between the Ben Osborn Memorial Fund, Operation at Ease and the VFW Post 2475 Emergency Relief Fund. Each group will be presented with a check at a later date.
The Adirondack Thunder would like to thank UA Local 773 for sponsoring the annual Military Appreciation Night game as well as all the fans that helped make this the most successful jersey auction to date.
The Thunder heads to Worcester to take on the Railers this Friday for a 7:05 p.m. start. The team will next return home on Friday, November 9 when it takes on the Reading Royals. Visit ECHLThunder.com or call 518-480-3355 with any questions or for more information on ticket packages. For the latest Thunder news, be sure to follow the team on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ECHLThunder) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/ECHLThunder).
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