More Than $60,000 Raised on Heritage Night
by Mark Caswell, Jr.Feb 25, 2016
Through the extreme generosity of Utica Comet fans, the team is proud to announce that Clinton Comets Heritage Night raised $60,446 on Saturday night at The AUD. Proceeds raised for the Save of the Day Foundation will be dedicated towards locally growing the sport of youth hockey.
"Clinton Comet Heritage Night was a massive success from all angles, and we're thrilled and thankful for all of the support and generosity the night entailed," said Comets President Robert Esche. "The night would not have been possible without our pivotal Clinton Comet ambassadors, and we are extremely excited to grow the Comets legacy while further developing our area's youth hockey program."
The money was raised through the 50/50 raffle, mystery boxes, and an auction of the Comets game-worn, 1963-64 Clinton Comets-themed jerseys following the game. A total of 700 mystery boxes were sold that raised $14,000, the 50/50 pot hit a season-high of $12,886, and 28 jerseys were auctioned off post-game. The highest-selling jersey, Alex Friesen, sold for $2,150, while Brandon Prust’s came in second at an even $2,000.
The Rob Esche “Save of the Day” Foundation, Inc. is committed to promoting the needs of youth throughout the Mohawk Valley and offer contributions to other 501c3 organizations that have been authorized by the board of directors to support. The Foundation is devoted to raising funds annually through special events, a partnership with the Utica Comets organization and direct fundraising activities to benefit the Mohawk Valley community.