The Kingston Frontenacs are pleased to announce that after the on-line Ebay auction for the Don Cherry sweaters that ended on Saturday, October 31st, they were able to raise a grand total of $22,557.56.
“We are ecstatic!” said owner and Governor Doug Springer. “This was an unbelievable response from not only Canadians but Americans as well in support of a great cause! The generosity was outstanding,” he added.
All twenty-three sweaters were purchased, with the highest two sweaters, Captain Brian Lashoff and Charles Sarault fetching $1,642.73 a piece.
“The final tally is dizzying,” said Jeff Stilwell, Director of Marketing, Public, Media and Player Relations. “We had sweaters purchased from all over. Five were purchased by local Kingstonians, eight stayed in Ontario, four went to Alberta, two to B.C. and one each to Manitoba, Saskatchewan, New York and Pennsylvania,” he added.
“We are proud to be able to present this amount to the Soldier On charity and would like to thank everyone that participated in the on-line auction in this extremely worthwhile cause,” added Doug Springer.
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