Boise, ID (1/29/18)— The Idaho Steelheads and the Jayden DeLuca Foundation are once again working together to support children’s cardiac health this weekend when the team hosts the Jayden DeLuca Jersey Auction. The silent auction will be held on Friday, February 2nd and Saturday, February, 3rd when the Utah Grizzlies visit CenturyLink Arena.
The Steelheads will wear custom-made jerseys designed by the Jayden DeLuca Foundation for both games, with those game-worn jerseys available for fans to purchase at silent auction. The auction will close at the end of the second intermission of Saturday night’s game, with auction tables located on the arena concourse behind Section 113.
“We’re honored that Karalie and Jeremy DeLuca have once again allowed us to be a partner with their wonderful organization,” said Steelheads President Eric Trapp. “Heart disease affects so many of us on some level, and those challenges are even greater for a family when it impacts our children. We know this event will help those who are struggling and also serve as a fitting tribute to Jayden.”
The Jayden DeLuca Foundation supports children and their families in the battle against cardiac disease, working to promote scientific and medical research to find cures. The foundation was established in 2008 by Jeremy and Karalie DeLuca after they lost their daughter, Jayden, to a congenital heart condition.
“We are so excited to be teaming up again this year with The Idaho Steelheads. It is always such a fun time and an amazing group to work with," said Karalie DeLuca. We are grateful for all the support the team, staff and especially the fans have given us over the last few years.”
Proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Jayden DeLuca Foundation and St. Luke’s Children’s to support pediatric cardiac care. Steelheads fans contributed $17,200 to last year’s auction.
Fans that purchase jerseys will have an opportunity to receive their jersey directly from that player following the game. The Steelheads will also host a Project Filter Autograph Session following Saturday night’s game, giving all fans an opportunity to meet their favorite players and collect autographs.
This is the Steelheads’ second specialty jersey auction this season. The Steelheads jersey auction for St. Luke’s Children’s in December drew in $15,443.
Tickets are still available for this weekend’s games against the Grizzlies. The Steelheads will honor Scott Burt on Saturday night when his number 12 becomes just the fourth jersey retired in Steelheads history. For tickets, contact the CenturyLink Arena Box Office at 331-TIXS or visit idahosteelheads.com.