From the Rangers:
HENRIK LUNDQVIST RAISES $35,000 FOR THE GARDEN OF DREAMS FOUNDATION
Proceeds From Sale of Lundqvist’s Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic Mask to Benefit Foundation
New York, January 12, 2012 –The New York Rangers announced today that the $35,000 net proceeds from the sale of goaltender Henrik Lundqvist’s game-worn Winter Classic mask will benefit the Garden of Dreams Foundation. Lundqvist, the spokesperson for the Garden of Dreams, commissioned two masks for the nationally televised outdoor game, with the sole purpose of making the second mask available to raise funds for the Foundation. The sale of the mask through Madison Square Garden’s partnership with Steiner Sports for MSG-Steiner Collectibles, illustrates Lundqvist’s commitment to helping fulfill the Foundation’s mission to make dreams come true for children facing obstacles.
Garden of Dreams is a 501(c) (3) non-profit charity that works closely with all areas of The Madison Square Garden Company, including the New York Knicks, Rangers, Liberty, MSG Networks, MSG Entertainment and Fuse. Garden of Dreams has worked tirelessly to fulfill its mission by creating unique and unforgettable events and activities – often involving unprecedented access to Madison Square Garden celebrities, events and venues – that have brightened the lives of thousands and thousands of special children and their families. For more information on the Garden of Dreams Foundation, visit www.gardenofdreamsfoundation.org.