Wings St. Patrick's Day Uniforms Raise $11,960 For Charity
Tuesday, March 20, 2001
The Philadelphia Wings, using their limited edition Kelly green Irish uniforms from St. Patrick's Day, raised $11,960 in a post-game auction to benefit Wings Charities. The proceeds from this first-ever event helped fund local charities with which the Wings are involved, including the Children's Miracle Network.
"We were absolutely overwhelmed with the response to the auction," said Wings General Manager Jim Rogers. "It did so well that we are looking to expand the event next season."
The highest bid was $2,600.00 for ten-year veteran goalie and fan favorite Dallas Eliuk's jersey. Jake Bergey's jersey went in a close second place at $2,500.00. Only six jerseys were available for auction: Eliuk (35), Bergey (66), Tom Marechek (42), Kevin Finneran (11) and two non-numbered jerseys autographed by the entire team.
The Wings play again on Saturday, March 31 versus the Washington Power, the first of a home and home series with the Power, at 8 p.m. in the First Union Center. Both teams will then travel to the MCI Center in Washington, D.C. the following morning to complete the series. The Wings (7-3) are currently tied for second-place along with Buffalo and Rochester; Washington is in fifth-place (8-4). The Wings are fighting for home field advantage during the playoffs.
Individual tickets for the Wings March 31st game are now available at $25, $21 and $16 and available at the First Union Center box office. Wings group tickets to all remaining games are available by calling (215) 389-WINGS.