We've told you in the past about the story of UMD men's hockey equipment manager Chris Garner. While his recovery from an August bone marrow transplant is going well, Garnzy faces a mountain of medical expenses, and it's time for us to help.
His friend Jeremiah Minkel, the equipment manager at St. Cloud State, and his girlfriend Kari have helped organize a benefit auction. They have secured over 150 items, more than half of which are hockey jerseys. Many NCAA Division I schools are represented, with a lot of them having more than one jersey in the auction. There are various sizes available, so if you are a big guy or a "normal size" person, you'll have a good choice of jersey to bid on.
Some of the jerseys -- including an awesome Michigan No. 9 Red Berenson jersey -- are signed.
There's also a slew of autographed sticks from around the NHL and AHL.
I hope you get a chance to check out the items and perhaps make a bid. The money certainly goes to a worthy cause.
You can check out the stuff here. Bidding opens Sunday morning, and closes Monday evening, Nov. 8.
More information can be picked up on the benefit's Facebook page.