Friday, January 10, 2014

Wildcats announce annual “Jersey Off Our Back” Auction

Press Release

WICHITA FALLS, Texas – The Wichita Falls Wildcats are proud to partner with Children’s Miracle Network in announcing the return of the “Jersey Off Our Back” Auction on Jan. 18.

The Wildcats will wear special-edition, CMN-themed jerseys when they host the Amarillo Bulls on Jan. 17 and 18, and will auction them off following the game on Jan. 18. All proceeds go to support the efforts of Children’s Miracle Network at United Regional Medical Center.

Now in its 12th year, the Wildcats and Children’s Miracle Network are offering fans a new way to take part in the “Jersey Off Our Back” auction. A select number of players currently have their jerseys up for auction online at

Additionally, the Cumulus radio stations of Wichita Falls have joined the fundraising efforts this year. Each station (99.9 KLUR; The Bear 104.7; 94.9 The Outlaw; Hot 103.9) will accept donations until January 16 to see which station can raise the most money in support of Children’s Miracle Network. More information regarding this can be found on their respective websites.

Last year, the Wildcats raised over $27,000 for Children’s Miracle Network, with goaltender Evan Cowley’s jersey selling for $5,000. Since the first “Jersey Off Our Back” Auction in 2003, the Wildcats and their predecessors, the Wichita Falls Rustlers, have raised over $500,000 for Children’s Miracle Network, with all funds going directly to United Regional Medical Center.

Since its founding in 1983, Children’s Miracle Network has raised more than $4.7 billion for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada. United Regional Medical Center has been a Children’s Miracle Network hospital since 1988. Through the work of Children’s Miracle Network, children in need of special care are able to receive life-saving treatment without having to endure long travel. Last year, almost 17,000 area children received treatment at United Regional Medical Center thanks to Children’s Miracle Network.

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