Monday, December 01, 2003

Toronto Hockey Charity Game

The Toronto Maple Leafs have on their Official website the results of the Breast Cancer Awareness game. They raised $26,000 for the CBCF (Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation) Here are some of the excerpts from the article.
On-line auction items included the Leafs pink ribbon helmets with Tie Domi's helmet fetching the highest bid at $2,130. Helmets belonging to Gary Roberts, Mats Sundin and Alexander Mogilny's garnered $2,010, $1,400 and $1,400 respectively. HNIC (Hockey Night in Canada) personalities Don Cherry and Ron MacLean also participated in the auction by donating Cherry's pink jacket, which raised $5,010, and MacLean's pink tie that garnered $610.
It's amusing to see who's personal donation took in the most money. Domi, despite being a popular Toronto franchise player, is also widely known for goonish play. It's surprising that he would bring in more than superstars Nolan, Mogilny, or even their captain Sundin. Plus, Cherry v. MacLean's earning is amusing thinking back to their stance on the Iraq War recently. The disparity is of course due to a heavier bigger jacket to a tie, but 5 thousand to 6 hundred is far from being close. It shows you where the star power is on the HNIC program.
A "pink ribbon" theme was successfully incorporated into the Leafs [November 8th] game against the Edmonton Oilers with the distribution of 20,000 pink ribbons to game attendees by CBCF volunteers and Leafs wives and partners, while players from both teams wore exclusive pink ribbon game night helmets.
If you look at the website they show some of the players wives... and gosh some of them are HOT!! There is a lot to be said about Tellqvist's Swedish Blond wife! *wink*
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