05/26/2011 9:35 AM -
Thanks to the efforts of every Sharks fan in attendance at Military Appreciation Night May 13, 2011, the Jacksonville Sharks are extremely proud to announce that they will be writing a check for over $23,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project. Proceeds came from a commemorative game-worn jersey auction held during and after the game against the Iowa Barnstormers. The jerseys were a commemorative camouflage print and fans were able to bid on each players jersey from the Sharks roster, including Sharks quarterback, Aaron Garcia, whose jersey auctioned for over $5,000.
Its because of the generous donation from the Jacksonville Sharks that were able to continue our important work and support those who give so much in the defense of our country, said Wounded Warrior Project Chief Development Officer Adam Silva. Our goal is to provide unique programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members. Wounded Warrior Projects purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the publics aid for the needs of injured service men and women, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs.
Additional proceeds came from the sale of collectible shirts and Shark Attack Dance Team posters. Posters and shirts were available for a $1 donation at the Sharks merchandise counter. We are so extremely excited that Shark Nation was so generous, especially in the current economic climate we are in to have contributed over $23,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project. Our expectations were blown out of the water and we cannot say thank you enough. We will say it anyway and do it over and over again - thank you Shark Nation for supporting our great men and women of our Armed Forces, said Jacksonville Sharks Managing Partner Jeff Bouchy.
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