Many of the collectors in the game worn jersey hobby also find time to make a difference in their communities and for various causes either by raising money, volunteering time, or donating directly to various organizations.
GameWorn.us has previously created shirts to sell to raise money for Hockey Fights Cancer.
Paul Rank participates and donates to many organizations including the San Jose sharks Foundation, the Aubry Brown Club, and Veggielution.
Stephen Brooks just raised money for a charity hockey game in which the proceeds help fun the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Derek Christensen of Derek Chrisensen Reclaimed Creations creates and sells pieces to help numerous organizations:
During our summer program, we would like to continue our collector interviews to allow more collectors to introduce themselves and others to learn more about each other.
GameWorn.us: What do you do for a living?
Ed McEvoy: I Work for the US Dept. Of Veteran Affairs, I am an outreach specialist. I go into communities and to events seeking out combat Veterans, once contact is made I set them up for counseling services if needed and assist them with other benefits they may be entitled to.
GW: What is your favorite beer?
EM: Mexican Cake, by Westbrook Brewing Company (Mt. Pleasant South Carolina). Delicious Imperial Stout with a little heat from the Chile peppers they use.
GW: What is your favorite team?
EM: Born and bred Philadelphia Flyers fan, cut me open and you’ll see orange.
GW: Who is your favorite player?
EM: Ian Laperriere!! Ian played with so much heart and grit, a true warrior. Not only was he resilient, he gave back to the fans and was a favorite everywhere he played.
This week we covered the Chicago Blackhawks Convention, Meigray Expo, San Jose Sharks sale and the Carolina Hurricanes Summerfest.
Dan gave us some insight on the Carolina Hurricanes event. He met Bobby down there who unfortunately was not on the show.
Eric and Sean called in to talk about their annual meet up at the Blackhawks convention with a lot of great information and insight. Unfortunately, it seems the Meigray expo and Blackhawks convention always fall on the same weekend.
We didn’t have anyone on the show from the Meigray expo, but one of our listeners went for his first time and typed to us live some of the things that were really good to see.
Finally, Paul was on who went to the San Jose Sharks sale and took lots of pictures. We were able to hear about the wide variety of items they had for sale as well as the prices.
Dont forget to register for the Frozen Four weekend expo in Chicago. Coming soon: Game Worn Radio Wives Edition.
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Starting on July 15th, the San Jose Sharks sale will begin and last throughout the weekend. As with previous years, suite holders will get first access, followed by season ticket holders, and finally open to the public.
The Chicago Blackhawks Convention starts July 15th and runs until July 17th at the Hilton Chicago.
Also this weekend, on July 16th is the Meigray expo in North Branch, NJ.
Similar to what we have seen in the past with Toronto and what we see in Chicago, the Carolina Hurricanes are having their equipment sale during their Summerfest, which has an entire list of events from July 6th – July 9th.
The equipment sale details:
The Hurricanes will host an equipment sale on Saturday, July 9 at PNC Arena in the Arena Club Restaurant. The event will begin with an exclusive presale at 8 a.m. for 2016-17 Canes Season Ticket Members and will open to the general public at 9:15 a.m.
The sale includes used and non-used sticks, skates, hockey pants, pads, goalie gear and more. Most of the equipment has been used by past and present Canes players (not autographed), and there will be a few hundred items for sale (while supplies last). Equipment is bought as is, prices are non-negotiable, no bulk purchases (select items will have a purchase limit) and all sales are final. Cash and credit cards (American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa) will be accepted.
- Gloves: $30-$50 (used), $90 (new)
- Goalie gear: $100-$1,400 (includes separates and complete sets)
- Jerseys (former player): $50-$200 (max: four per person)
- Player pants: $40-$100
- Helmets: $80 (new)
- Sticks: $80 used, $120 new (max: six per person)
- Skates: $200-$400
For more on the event, check out the original article here.