Rays Fans Raise Over $14,000 For Ronald McDonald HouseJan 30, 2017
The South Carolina Stingrays, proud affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Washington Capitals, have announced that over $14,000 was raised for Charleston’s Ronald McDonald House during the game on January 28. The money was raised through the team’s specialty jersey auction after the 5-4 win over the Florida Everblades in front of a loud crowd of 7,048 fans.
The Ronald McDonald House opened its doors 33 years ago as a home away from home where families stay while their children undergo extensive medical treatment. Today, the House is able to serve 32 families every single night. Parents and children lead a life as normal as possible during their traumatic times without the financial burden of costly hotel and travel expenses. The home offers these families’ comfortable beds, hot meals, and a caring staff, all just steps from the hospital.
The jersey of leading scorer Rob Flick gained the highest bid at the live auction, raising $1,000. Local goaltender John Havrilack, who served as an emergency backup for the weekend, saw his sweater go for $825. Fan-favorite Trevor Gillies had his jersey total $800, while alternate captain Patrick Gaul’s number 22 went for $700.
Havrilack is a resident of the Lowcountry and has consistently lent his services when the Stingrays have been in need of an extra goaltender. Although he didn't see the ice during Saturday's game, he had some supporters in the crowd interested in purchasing his uniform. The bids kept climbing until his jersey was the second-highest-priced of the evening.
Single-game tickets for the 2016-17 season are on sale now at the North Charleston Coliseum Box Office and ticketmaster.com.
Ticket packages and Groups of 10 or more are on sale now featuring discounted pricing and great benefits. For more information or to place an order call the Stingrays front office at 843-744-2248 or stop by 3300 W. Montague Ave. Suite A-200 during business hours.