Updated 2-15-09: I just checked out the link on the NHL Auctions and I'm not very happy with the turnout. I know things are tight, but this is for charity and the bidding isn't starting out very high. The sticks are starting at $250 and that private skate is for TWELVE people. The bidding is starting at $1500. That's a little over $100 a person if everyone wanted to chip in! And since it is charity, I'm sure it's deductable. So check this link for where it is right now and give it a thought or two.
Okay guys, if you won your local super bow pool and have some extra money laying around, you may want to check out some of these auctions. Are ya feeling lucky, punk? Are ya?
Sticks out of the Hands Auction:
Join the Islanders for their 2nd Annual Sticks out of the Hands Auction. Fans will have the opportunity to bid on game used sticks of the current Islanders team during their February 28th game versus the Buffalo Sabres. The highest bidders will receive two tickets to attend the February 28th Islanders game as well as the opportunity to take the stick out of the hand of the Islander player they bid on as they get off the ice post game. This auction will run from Wednesday, January 28th and will end following the Islanders game on February 19th.
Private Skating Event on the Coliseum Ice:Fans will have the opportunity to bid on a private skating event on the Coliseum ice following the Islanders February 28th game versus the Buffalo Sabres. The highest bidder for this auction item will receive the following: 1 Hour of private ice time for a group of 12 people following the 2/28 game, 12 tickets to the Islanders game on 2/28, and a visit from a special Islanders guest during the post game skate. (Winner must provide their own skates for participants. Additional game tickets can be purchased once auction is closed.) This item will be auctioned off from Wednesday, January 28th and will end following the Islanders game on February 19th. (PS, who ever wins this one, can you contact me so I can tag along? Thanks.)
Islanders Team Photo Opportunity:From February 6th through February 26th Islanders fans will have the opportunity to bid on a chance to join the Islanders in their team photo scheduled on March 6th. The winner of this auction will be invited down to the Nassau Coliseum prior to the Islanders practice and join the team for the end of season photo. The winner will receive a framed copy of the photo that will be autographed by members of the 2008-2009 team. Winner must be available on Friday, March 6th.
Also of note and good for a giggle and actually... cheap, the Islander phone greeting. Have a player or our GM wish someone a happy birthday via phone in a standard recording that you can add your own tag line to for only $4.99. (I'd really like to have him wish Dan a Happy Anniversary on Saturday and tell him that since he created the monster that I am, that he shouldn't complain that I'm blognoring him!)
All details and links for these items are on the Islanders main website.
Kings in town tomorrow. Should be interesting.