January 7, 2007 Garth Brooks Foundation ‘Teammates for Kids’ Patch

January 7, 2007 Garth Brooks Foundation ‘Teammates for Kids’ Patch 2012-09-24T16:45:56+00:00

The National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players’ Association conducted a unique auction of game-worn jerseys with proceeds benefiting the Garth Brooks Teammates for Kids Foundation.

The 2007 Teammates for Kids Auction features jerseys worn by all players on each of the 30 NHL team rosters during one select home game in January.

Pittsburgh wore the jerseys at home on January 7, 2007 against Tampa Bay.

Each jersey was authenticated with a one-of-a-kind embroidered patch – emblazoned with the NHL, NHLPA and Teammates for Kids “Every Game. Every Kid.” logo – and has been security-tagged, serial numbered and registered into the NHL-MeiGray Group Game-Worn Jersey Authentication Program. Each jersey comes with a Letter of Authenticity from the NHL and NHLPA.

Penguins jerseys raised over $37,000 for the auction.

The Pens jerseys have a team patch inside the rear hem with a mistake that reads: “1/9/07.”

#
Player
Worn?
Price
2
Joseph Melichar
Worn
520
5
Rob Scuderi
Worn
560
7
Michel Ouellet
Worn
720
8
Mark Recchi
Worn
1,260
11
Jordan Staal
Worn
3,020
12
Ryan Malone
Worn
950
16
Eric Christensen
Worn
611
18
Dominic Moore
Worn
560
19
Ryan Whitney
Worn
785
20
Colby Armstrong
Worn
1,050
25
Maxime Talbot
Worn
735
26
Ronald Petrovicky
Worn
560
29
Marc Andre Fleury
Worn
2,498
32
Alain Nasreddine
Worn
800
37
Jarkko Ruuto
Worn
670
41
Jocelyn Thibault
***
481
44
Brooks Orpik
Worn
570
55
Sergei Gonchar
Worn
1,170
71
Evgeni Malkin
Worn
7,520
87
Sidney Crosby
Worn
12,131
Total
37,171
*** = dressed, but did not play

Auction details:

In November 2005, the National Hockey League and National Hockey League Players’ Association jointly selected the Garth Brooks Teammates for Kids Foundation as the official children’s charity of the NHL and NHLPA. This league-wide alliance included players from all 30 NHL Member Clubs and utilizes the League and Players’ Association’s full platform of marketing resources. The partnership focused on the Top Shelf Teammates program, a division of the Garth Brooks Teammates For Kids Foundation, which contributes financial resources to non-profit organizations that benefit children’s health, education and inner-city services. Since its inception, more than $1.5 million has been donated by NHL players.

As a result of the NHL players’ involvement in the auction, the NHL has become the first professional sports league to achieve 100% athlete participation in the Garth Brooks Teammates for Kids Foundation.