Charge Raise $1,895 From "Cavs Night" Jersey Auction
The Canton Charge are pleased to announce that the jersey auction held during “Cavs Night” on January 26th raised $1,895 that was distributed to the Stark County Hunger Task Force as well as other various Charge charities.
In addition to having the entire Cleveland Cavaliers entertainment crews as well as several Cavs Legends in attendance at the Civic Center for “Cavs Night”, the Charge wore special wine-colored Cleveland Cavaliers jerseys to commemorate the occasion. Each Canton player had their own custom, personalized authentic Cavaliers jersey that they wore during the 107-101 victory in front of 3,703 of the Charge faithful that night.
Fans were given the opportunity to bid on each player’s jersey from the time doors opened until the end of the third quarter in a silent auction format, with the winners presented with their jersey by the player who wore it on the court immediately following the game. Each jersey fetched on average nearly $172, making it a fantastic success.
Said Canton Charge VP/COO Alan Mowrey: ”We thought that since the jerseys were a unique and cool thing to do for just one game to commemorate the Cavs and Charge’s relationship, why not take it one step further? Why not use this great night to benefit some of the Stark County community that come and cheer us on night in and night out?”
$500 of the proceeds were used to benefit the Stark County Hunger Task Force, chosen because their volunteers serve as ushers for Canton Charge games to raise money for their initiatives. Their staff was presented a check for the donation at the February 2nd Charge home game. The rest was distributed to many of the other local initiatives that the Charge show support for throughout their community programs and ticket donations.
“I thought it was a great idea and was really pleased to see how happy the fans were to bring a piece of the game home with them while helping out a great cause,” said Charge Head Coach Alex Jensen. “Any time we can do something like that to help out local people that love the Charge and stop us when they see us just to even say hello and that they love coming to our games, it’s really a no-brainer.”