New Jersey Devils‘ tough guy, Cam Janssen, has decided to go toe-to-toe with his biggest and baddest opponent ever and her name is Sandy.
Janssen, an otherwise useless member of the Devils, has decided to make himself useful by teaming up with a handful of other players to help raise money for victims and first responders of Superstorm Sandy. All joking aside, Janssen seems to have really taken the disatser to heart, “It’s really tough on everyone. Playing for the Devils and having a lot of friends, family, and teammates up there… it really hits home.”
The fundraiser, appropriately named, “Cam Janssen Fights Sandy; Hockey Helps Rebuild,” will consist of a charity hockey game with members of Janssen’s former team, the St. Louis Blues, as well as raffle prizes, a variety of auctions with items donated items from Blues and St. Louis Cardinals players. Along with Janssen, some of the players expected to participate in the event are Barret Jackman, Alex Pietrangelo, and Brian Elliot.
“I knew I wanted to help in any way I could,” Janssen explained, “so I asked a bunch of St. Louis Blues players I skate with every day if they’d take part. Everyone wanted to help get people excited about raising money for this tragedy.”
The event is scheduled for November 17th at 7:30 pm at the Hardee’s Iceplex. The Iceplex is the former practice facility of the Blues and is currently home to the St. Louis Bandits. Admission to the 2,200 seat arena is $20 for the event with all the proceeds going directly to first responders in the New York and New Jersey area. Admission is only $20.
If you are not in the St. Louis area and you want to help out, you can donate online at www.responderrescue.org
This is honestly the best thing Janssen has done in a Devils sweater and he had to go back to St. Louis to do it.
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