Backed by immense generosity and support, Hockey Night in Canada’s Retro Jacket auction raised over $127,000 (CDN) in support of Hockey Fights Cancer.
During a special edition of Hockey Night in Canada, announcers and panelists donned baby blue blazers — a nod to the iconic jackets worn by members of the show during much of its history — that would be auctioned off after Saturday’s broadcast.
The show itself had no shortage of unique moments, including Dave Hodge’s emotional return to the Hockey Night desk.
But the most impactful part of the initiative came from the totals raised.
After five days and a total of 1,590 bids, Don Cherry’s jacket stood out from the rest just as the man himself does, and was won with a bid of $23,550 (CDN). Fittingly, next to him atop the list of highest earners was Ron McLean’s blazer, claimed with a bid of $17,941 (CDN).
Ron and Don rocking the Baby Blues on Coach’s Corner! Link in bio to bid on their autographed, one-of-a-kind jackets. All proceeds support #HockeyFightsCancer!
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All proceeds will be donated to Hockey Fights Cancer — an initiative founded by the NHL and NHLPA in 1998 that has raised over $20 million to date — in support of national and local cancer research institutions, children’s hospitals, player charities, and local charities.