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Tailing the Komets

Camo jerseys raise o

As the Komets continued their quest for a third consecutive IHL Turner Cup Championship with a victory over the Quad City Mallards in front of 9,290 fans on March 19th, fans were busy in the lobby placing bids to raise money for the Indiana National Guard Relief Fund.

The Komets paid special tribute to the US ARMY on March 19th by sporting camouflage US ARMY jerseys.  Fans were given the opportunity to place bids in a silent auction for these one of a kind jerseys, with all of the proceeds donated directly to benefit local soldiers through the Indiana National Guard Relief Fund.  In the end, $ 9,077 was raised, with the highest bid of $ 1,222 for Komet Captain Guy Dupuis's number 2 jersey.

“We are very appreciative of the generosity of the Fort Wayne Komets Hockey Fans and especially thankful to the US ARMY for their participation in this fantastic event. The money raised from the jerseys will help provide relief to local families in need of assistance through the Indiana National Guard Relief Fund," said Komet Executive Vice President Scott Sproat.  "The Fort Wayne Komets are very fortunate to have caring and supportive Americans as fans who care passionately about making sure the efforts of the brave men and women who serve our country are not forgotten."

The Indiana National Guard Relief Fund was created in 2003 to assist families and service members who have had an adverse financial impact because of their military deployment.  This is accomplished by giving funds to Indiana National Guard service members and their families for limited financial relief.  More than $1.5 million has been awarded to Indiana National Guard Service Members and their families since 2003.

In addition to the festivities on March 19th during the US ARMY Tribute Night, the Komets currently have another charity jersey auction in progress through their website at www.komets.com.  Select Player Jerseys from his season's Technology Specialists “Wild Wednesday Fort Wayne Children's Zoo Jersey Collection” are available for bid by visiting the Komets' website and placing bids on-line.  That auction continues through April 12th, with those proceeds to be donated to the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo.  That charity jersey auction is made possible through the generosity of Technology Specialists

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Tue, 03/23/2010 - 7:43pm

I want to take the time and say a Special Thank You to all of the Komet Organization along with the generosity from the Komet Fans. I know that the Komet have the best fans in all minor sports, and fans with big hearts to help local soldiers and thier families. I have been involved with Blakes Kare Package since the begining of it. The fans in Fort Wayne always seem to amaze me with the big hearts that they have for us as service members. Again "THANK YOU" to the Komets, and all of the Fans along with Blake Sebring for all that everyone does for our soldiers.

Tue, 03/23/2010 - 9:00pm

MSGSTEVEK-- It is we, the Komet Nation, who THANK YOU and your Brothers and Sisters. For the very freedoms we have, We can never repay you and all the rest of our military.

Tue, 03/23/2010 - 9:02pm

Ditto on Schebigs post

Wed, 03/24/2010 - 7:44am

Very well said, Dschebig.

Blueline Baby
Wed, 03/24/2010 - 7:53pm

I can't have said it better than anyone above who thanked the military. You guys are truly heroes, no matter how you may try to downplay it. You deserve nothing but the best. My family thanks you from the bottom of our hearts!