On Friday, March 1, the New York Rangers held the annual full-team Casino Night fundraiser to benefit the Garden of Dreams Foundation. This annual fundraising event is a perennial fan favorite and features the entire New York Rangers team, coaching staff, hockey management executives, and Rangers Legends Rod Gilbert and Adam Graves. In conjunction with Casino Night, the Rangers will be offering an online auction of rare and commemorative jerseys and other memorabilia for additional support of the Garden of Dreams Foundation.
Fans will have the chance to own unique Rangers memorabilia with items consisting of current commemorative team signed Rangers artwork, commemorative goal celebration photo autographed by Michael Del Zotto and Carl Hagelin, commemorative autographed Brian Boyle piece, other 2013 Rangers team signed items, a team signed stick autographed by the New York Rangers alumni team from the 2012 NHL Winter Classic Alumni Game, Adam Graves autographed game used stick from his 1,000th point game and team signed authentic jerseys from other past years.
This will be the only opportunity for you to get these one of a kind items so don’t wait.
Online bidding began on February 25, 2013 and will continue until March 11, 2013 at 5:00 PM EST. Go to http://auction.nhl.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/User?id=nyrNHL&wl=12717464&type=L to place your bids and see the items available.
The Garden of Dreams Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity that works with The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) to positively impact the lives of children facing obstacles. Through ongoing programs that use the magic of MSG – including the Knicks, the Rangers, the Liberty, MSG Entertainment, MSG Networks and Fuse – the Foundation develops strong, long-term relationships that truly change lives. Since its inception in September 2006, Garden of Dreams has created thousands of once-in-a-lifetime experiences that have brought joy and happiness to more than 225,000 children and their families, including those facing homelessness, extreme poverty, illness and foster care. For more information, visit www.GardenofDreamsFoundation.org
With Henrik Lundqvist the official spokesperson of the Foundation, the Rangers and Garden of Dreams are creating on-going programs and events targeting the Garden of Dreams community, including hosting children at numerous Rangers games, conducting a children’s coat drive, providing street hockey instruction for children, visiting children in hospitals and community organizations, conducting special experiences for children at NYC landmarks, and much more.
Please visit gardenofdreamsfoundation.org for more information. A copy of the Foundation's annual report may be obtained, upon request, from the Garden of Dreams Foundation, 2 Penn Plaza, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10121 or from the Office of the Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10121.
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