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Signed Caps Guitar!
A guitar signed by members of the 2013 Washington Capitals is up for bid on eBay, with the proceeds going to the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins via the Andrea Henderson Memorial Fund, Inc. This is part of the Leap Towards a Cure charity hockey tournament currently going on at The Gardens Ice House, in Laurel, Md.
The guitar is a custom-painted Paul Reed Smith, one of two that exist. The starting bid is $679.
The guitar is signed by:
Here is the press release from the event.
Saturday, August 3rd marks the 4th annual Leap Towards A Cure Community Festival hosted by the Andrea Henderson Memorial Fund and sponsored by KEYW Corporation. The festivities take place from 12 to 6 p.m. and include FREE food, FREE games and activities, and a FREE exhibition hockey game featuring local National Hockey League alumni facing off against an all-star squad of alumni from local high school hockey teams.
This family-friendly, all-ages event takes place inside on the event floor of The Gardens Ice House (13800 Old Gunpowder Rd, Laurel, MD 20707), making it welcoming and weather proof.
This year’s Community Festival features the special display of a rare memento: a PRS Guitar SE Dave Navarro guitar custom-painted with the logo of the NHL’s Washington Capitals and signed by the members of the 2012-13 Southeast Division-winning Washington Capitals team. Only two of these guitars exist, and one will be auctioned off after the completion of Leap Towards A Cure.
Potential bidders can find more information at www.leaptowardsacure.com. This guitar was made possible by a partnership between the Andrea Henderson Memorial Fund, the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, Paul Reed Smith Guitars, and the Washington Capitals.
Saturday’s Community Festival is part of the four-day Leap Towards A Cure (LTAC) presented by Outback Steakhouse, Laurel, MD, a charitable event which fights cancer through hockey, art, and community. LTAC is operated by the Andrea Henderson Memorial Fund, founded in memory of Andrea “Froggy” Henderson, an art teacher at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, MD for more than three decades. Froggy served as faculty sponsor of the school’s club ice hockey team from 1998 until a cancer diagnosis forced her early retirement in 2009.
When Froggy passed away from complications from cancer in 2010, her generous outgoing spirit inspired the formation of the memorial fund by several of the ERHS Ice Raiders alumni. The annual day-long Community Festival was born in conjunction with a weekend-long adult recreational hockey tournament.
Attendance at this event is 100% free to the public. Donations are gladly accepted, and all proceeds benefit the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins. The Andrea Henderson Memorial Fund, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. In just three years the organization has donated over $43,000 to the Kimmel Center to support cancer research.
For more information, please contact:
Andrea Henderson Memorial Fund