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Hershey Bears Auction Off 75th Anniversary Jerseys For Charity

Photo credit: Kyle Mace

If you recall on Saturday, the Hershey Bears wore special sweaters for their home opener to celebrate their 75th year in existence. After the game, the organization held a special event down at center ice and auctioned off each player’s jersey. The end result? The Bears raised an extraordinary $39,950 for their charities and a few lucky fans got to go home with a personally signed game-used jersey from their favorite player.

Which sweater ended up raising the most cash? The result may shock you.

Auction prices:

Potulny $1,300
Holtby $1,500
Beaudoin $900
Marshall $1,100
Pope $1,150
Oleksy $1,250
DiSalvatore $1,550
Brouillette $1,450
Hamill $1,000
Mitchell $1,400
Kalinski $1,000
Wellar $1,500
Orlov $1,500
Sabourin $1,250
Stafford $1,300
Kane $1,550
Clackson $3,500
Taffe $1,200
McNeill $1,850
Sjorgen $1,050
Stoa $1,000
Carman $1,000
Kundratek $1,250
Schilling $1,100
Galiev $1,600
Almedia $1,000
Grubauer $1,000
Flemming $950
Coco $1,000
Team $1,750

Enforcer Matt Clackson and his game-used jersey raised the most cash for charity, a staggering $3,500. His sweater went for almost $2,000 more than the next guy’s. Um, what? We’re just going to assume Clackson’s parents were at the game and chalk it up to that.

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