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Buffalo Sabres: Rick Jeanneret bobblehead sale raises $74,000


Thu, Feb 22nd 2018 04:50 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Thursday announced the special edition Rick Jeanneret talking bobblehead presented by John W. Danforth raised $74,000, which will be split in half and donated to Kevin Guest House and the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.
A check for $37,000 will be presented to representatives from Kevin Guest House on Sunday, Feb. 25, when the Sabres host the Boston Bruins.
"We would like to thank the fans and John W. Danforth for making this possible," said Rich Jureller, president of the Buffalo Sabres Foundation. "With all the support, we are going to be able to use these funds to continue to make a difference in the Buffalo community and help a great organization in Kevin Guest House."
After overwhelming demand from Sabres fans, all 1,900 talking bobbleheads sold out in a day and a half.
"The response from the community took me completely by surprise," Jeanneret said. "I was flattered to see how many people wanted this bobblehead and stepped up to help support our community, proving once again that Buffalo has the best fans in the league."
The Kevin Guest House, an independent 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, has been welcoming guests to the community for 45 years, providing a comfortable and supportive home away from home for patients and families traveling to Buffalo for medical care. This atmosphere of caring and hospitality allows families to focus on their loved-ones without the stress of finding temporary, affordable accommodations. Everyone is welcome regardless of their age, medical condition, or which hospital they're visiting. No guest is ever turned away because of their inability to afford the suggested lodging donation.
The Buffalo Sabres Foundation mission statement reads, "To identify and support local organizations which share our core objectives: serving children and military personnel, caring for the sick, assisting physically and mentally challenged athletes, and supporting youth hockey initiatives. By utilizing financial resources and community influence, the Buffalo Sabres Foundation assists these organizations and their beneficiaries in realizing their highest potential and succeeding in their endeavors."

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