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The Buffalo Junior Sabres are launching an online auction program,www.jrsabresraffles.org, to help raise money for the team while also giving fans a chance to win Sabres prizes.
Online auctions will be held throughout the hockey season and will feature several different prizes, including autographed Sabres memorabilia, game-worn jerseys, player meet-and-greets, locker room tours and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
The first of these online auctions begins March 15, with the winner receiving two tickets to the Sabres vs. Capitals game on March 30 at First Niagara Center. After the game, the winner and a guest will have the opportunity to meet Sabres captain Jason Pominville in the team's locker room, where the winner will also receive Pominville's game-worn jersey from that night's game. Tickets are available for $5 at www.jrsabresraffles.org and fans have until March 29 to purchase chances to win.
All proceeds from the online auctions will go directly to supporting the Buffalo Junior Sabres team.
Since 1975, the Buffalo Junior Sabres franchise has offered Western New York's elite hockey players a setting to hone their skills while providing a pathway to further their hockey careers at the collegiate and professional levels. By educating and guiding young hockey players, the Buffalo Junior Sabres have launched the careers of several NHL players, including Brian Gionta, Ryan Callahan and current Buffalo Sabres assistant coach Kevyn Adams. Currently playing in the Ontario Junior Hockey League at the Junior "A" level, the Buffalo Junior Sabres remain committed to its foundation of educating and developing young hockey talent in Western New York and Southern Ontario. The team is proudly owned and operated by the Buffalo Sabres Alumni Association, with former Sabres Larry Playfair and Michael Peca serving as the club's president and general manager, respectively.