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Player-Decorated Holiday Ornaments a Hit in Hershey
Captain Boyd Kane went with a felt reindeer, which included detailed horns and googly-eyes (All Photos Credit: M. Richter).
‘Tis the season in Hershey, and on Saturday the Bears’ Wives & Girlfriends continued their annual tradition of selling player-decorated ornaments for charity. This year, offerings included custom ornaments by over two-dozen players, as well as a team-signed wreath and a tree decked out with a full set of glass balls – each with a separate player signature.
Thanks to the generosity of Hershey’s fans, they raised $3500 in total for the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. The biggest items were the wreath ($100) and tree ($60), but some of the snazzier ornaments went for well over a hundred dollars. Captain Boyd Kane (ornament pictured above, $270), Goaltender Braden Holtby (ornament below, $120), and Alternate Captain Ryan Potulny ($110) topped the list.
The next big project the Wives & Girlfriends will be doing is the annual Grab-a-Puck bags (last year’s sold out in 13 minutes!). Those were sold in mid-February in 2012, though the specific game in 2013 has not been confirmed yet.
Below, you’ll find a few more examples of the fine craftsmanship that the Hershey Bears are capable of when they put their minds to it…