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.
For comparison's sake, a luxury suite for the Winter Classic — 16 tickets and three parking passes — was going for around $43,000.
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