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Tri-City Storm Jersey Auction
The 2013 Jersey Auction - Saturday, February 23, 2013
The Tri-City Storm brought in $15,389 through its auction of 27 game-worn player and team jerseys Saturday, with all proceeds going to the United Way of the Kearney Area.
Trevor Moore’s No. 8 jersey went for the highest price at $1,250 during the live auction following the Storm’s Pack-It-In-Purple game against Green Bay. The No. 19 jersey worn by Tim Bonner brought in $1,050, and Richard Buri had the third-highest bid at $750 for his No. 25 sweater.
Two more Storm players, Mike Vecchione and John Hrabovsky, saw their jerseys go for $700.
The United Way has partnered with the Storm and hosted the jersey auction for 13 seasons. This year’s event pushed the all-time total to more than $187,000.
The 2012 United Way Jersey Auction had another successful year bringing in $16,425 from 26 game-worn player and team jerseys and another $440 in raffle ticket sales.
The No. 13 jersey of team captain Kenny Brooks went for the highest price at $1,200 during the live auction following the Storm's exciting overtime win over rivals the Lincoln Stars. The No. 6 jersey worn by Bryan Sinz brought in $850, and goalie Adam Wilcox had the third-highest bid at $800 for his No. 30 sweater.
The United Way has partnered with the Storm for 12 consecutive seasons on the jersey auction. This year's event brought the all-time total to more than $172,000. Saturday's auction topped last season's event, which brought in $15,300.
United Way volunteer and board member Rusty Rhynalds, of Rhynalds Auction And Realty, conducted the event. Thanks to all the other volunteers that were on hand to help the event run smoothly.
To see more photos from the Jersey Auction, go to our Facebook page. For pictures of the winning bidders with the players, go to the Storm page.