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Joint Office for Planning, Marketing and Communications
8788 John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: Feb. 22, 2002
C.R. RoughRiders to auction jerseys Feb. 23 for CMN
Hockey fans can purchase a unique souvenir this weekend when the Cedar Rapids
RoughRiders will literally give the shirts off their backs to support the
Children's Miracle Network (CMN) and to help patients at the Children's Hospital
The RoughRiders wore special jerseys last Nov. 23, Dec. 9 and Jan. 4. The
jerseys are adorned with the logos of CMN and Hy-Vee, a major CMN supporter,
which donated costs of providing the jerseys. The players will wear the jerseys
again on Saturday, Feb. 23. After the game on Feb. 23, the jerseys will be
auctioned with all proceeds to benefit CMN. The minimum bid for each jersey
will be $100.
Proceeds of the event will benefit patients of the Children's Hospital of
Iowa at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and its outreach clinics
across the state. One hundred percent of all donations to CMN remain in the
local region to benefit critically ill and injured children. More than 100,000
children receive care at the Children's Hospital of Iowa each year.
The Children's Miracle Network is the nation's largest charitable organization.
All of the funds raised stay in the area to benefit the local children's hospital.
Money donated to CMN is used to enhance the quality of patients' hospital
stays, support research and to purchase sophisticated pediatric health care
equipment. In 2000, the Children's Hospital of Iowa received almost $1.9 million
For more information about the jersey event, contact Walt Edwards of the
Cedar Rapids RoughRiders at (319) 247-0340. For more information about CMN,
contact Michelle Altmaier at (319) 335-9003.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between
the UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient
care, medical education and research programs and services they provide. Visit
UI Health Care online at www.uihealthcare.com.