Collectors for their Community: Make-A-Wish

We love when we see collectors getting involved in their community and taking up great causes.  Last year, Stephen Brooks participated in the Great Lakes Summer Classic Hockey Game to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation ( in which they were able to raise enough money to grant 2 wishes.

This year’s Great Lakes Summer Classic Hockey Game is July 29th and Stephen is participating again.  If you are in the area, you can attend the game for $5.  You can also add your donation directly to the game by contacting Amy Cole or you can contact Stephen to combine your donation with his.

Game Worn Hockey Auction on Facebook

12079421_10100604369073418_7530139851808957377_nOn Facebook, you can find a group called “Hotel Company Auction Supporting ‘No Marine Stands Alone’ Foundation” which is currently auctioning off 85 items to raise money for “No Marine Stands Alone” with items ranging from clothing, to jerseys and gear, to game tickets.

The auction runs until October 25th, at 10PM EST and you place your bid via a comment on the item you would like.  To make things easy for you, we have acquired the list of items available and we recommend using the search function in the group to find the item you would like to place your bid.Capture

Item 1: Detroit Red Wings BBQ Set w/ Icescraper
Item 2: West Michigan Whitecaps Gift Set
Item 3: Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees Game Jersey
Item 4: Penn State University Game Jersey

Patrick Kane 8×10 Autographed Photo Raffle

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Dear friends,

 The animal rescue group that I belong needs to raise funds in order to care for some of our dogs, especially our dog Sheba who is currently in critical care. Instead of just asking you for money, I have decided to raffle off this beautiful item from my sports memorabilia collection. It is an authentic Patrick Kane 8×10 autographed photo of him scoring the Stanley Cup winning goal against the Flyers in 2010. Here are the details:

Raffle tickets are $5 each or 4 for $15. You can purchase as many as you like.

Please send the money to my PayPal account:
(if you do not have an account, it is really easy to set-up)

Please send the money to me as a friend so I do not have to pay any fees, I want all the money to go to our rescue group.

In the message, please include how many tickets you are purchasing, your full name and email address. 

All entries must be in before 7:30 tomorrow night.

I will put all names into a bucket (if you buy multiple tickets, I will put your name in for as many tickets as you purchase) and draw the winner and announce it before the start of the Hawks game tomorrow night. 

If you have any questions, please contact me via facebook or through my email above. 

Thanks again for your support!

Derek Christensen & everyone involved at Grahamville Animal Rescue

Thank you to everyone that participated!  We helped raise $645 for this cause!