Peoria Rivermen are holding an online auction of autographed NHL jerseys to
raise money for Peoria’s Angel of Hope Project.
The jerseys of St. Louis Blues captain, and former Rivermen, David
Backes, Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, and Boston Bruins captain
Zdeno Chara are up for auction by clicking below.
auction is also available by clicking HERE and will end on Monday, Feb. 20.
BID ON DAVID BACKES
BID ON JONATHAN TOEWS
BID ON ZDENO CHARA
third annual “Tip-A-Riv” Dinner was held by the Rivermen on Feb. 8 and raised
$7,079 for the Angel of Hope Project in Peoria.
The Rivermen players served as waiters for the event and all proceeds,
as well as the tips and money for auction items, generated the largest donation
in the three years of the event.
at the Lariat Steakhouse, nearly 100 fans, partners, and community members
attended and were treated to a prime rib dinner.
was so great to see the way our fans came out to support this great cause and
raise an extraordinary amount of money,” said Rivermen Chief Operating Office
Jason Penning. “For our team to have a hand in helping get this statue built is
something we are extremely proud of and we can’t thank everyone who attended
the event enough for their role in this.”
of Hope is a non-profit organization that raises money to construct statues
around the country to serve as a beacon of hope for those suffering from the
emotional and physical absence of a child.
Each Angel of Hope statue costs approximately $14,500 and the hope is to
raise enough money to have one placed in Peoria.
the first three years of the event, the Rivermen have raised $18,557 for the
Children’s Hospital of Illinois, the Dax Locke Foundation and now the Angel of
Hope Project. The
inaugural “Tip-A-Riv” Dinner was held on March 2, 2009 and raised $5,478 for
the Children’s Hospital of Illinois. Last
year’s event was held on March 16, 2011 and generated $6,000 to benefit “Cherish Every Moment – The Dax
more information about the Angels of Hope statues, please click HERE or visit http://www.richardpaulevans.com/angel-statues.