The Idaho Steelheads will kick off the Pepsi ?Future Stars? Jersey Auction benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) on Friday, Dec. 26 versus the Utah Grizzlies at Qwest Arena. The Steelheads will look like the team?s National Hockey League affiliate Dallas Stars as they take to the ice wearing authentic NHL Dallas Stars RBK Edge jerseys. Utah players will don their NHL affiliate New York Islanders jerseys.Fans will have the opportunity to bid on their favorite players? jerseys, which will start at $200 and can be bought outright for $1,500. The players will pose for a photo with the winning fans after Friday?s game.The two teams will wear the jerseys again in Utah the following night when the teams face off on Utah?s ice. Utah will then have the opportunity to auction their jerseys for charity. This auction marks the seventh year the Steelheads and Pepsi have teamed up for the MDA.In six years, the auction has raised $64,485.The Muscular Dystrophy Association of Idaho serves over 450 adults and children with neuromuscular diseases including ALS (Lou Gehrig?s Disease). MDA works in this community to combat 43 neuromuscular diseases through basic and applied scientific investigation, local comprehensive programs of medical services and clinical care the Idaho Elks Center, a local children?s summer camp in McCall, and widespread professional and public health education. As MDA does not receive any government or United Way funding, these critical services are financed through a variety of fundraising events attended by private and corporate donors. All funds raised in Idaho, stays in Idaho to serve families living with neuromuscular disease right here in your community.
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