Stingrays Support ‘Charleston Strong’ With Jersey Auction

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Posted November 4, 2015

A few weeks ago, the Stingrays honored the families of the victims murdered at Mother Emanuel AME Church back in June. While beating the Reading Royals, 2-1, the players wore special “Charleston Strong” jerseys. They were put up for auction at the end of the game and are still open for bids.

Right now, the highest bid is for the sweater of returning defenseman Marcus Perrier at $480. Perrier assisted on the first goal of the game with his shot from the left point getting tipped into the net by Brett Cameron. Cameron scored both Stingrays goals; his jersey is at $310.

Other notable players include Mark Dekanich, the winning goaltender from the game ($370); Patrick Gaul, an Alternate Captain ($420, the jersey does have the “A” on it); Trevor Gillies, the former New York Islanders bruiser ($420); Joe Devin, fellow Alternate Captain ($390, the jersey does have the “A” as well); Jared Staal, the youngest of the four Staal brothers ($410); and Vitek Vanecek, the Caps second-round draft pick in 2014 ($290).

All the jerseys feature a shilloute of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge with the words “CHARLESTON STRONG” across the front. Proceeds from the auction, which, at current bids, is $7,456, will benefit the children of the victims.

There is still time to bid. The auction closes November 10th, leaving you the entire weekend to pick out your favorite Stingrays player and bid on their jersey. Yes, they game-worn. Yes, they are authentic. Yes, they will help the families of this senseless act of murder.

You can place your bids here.