Online jersey auction to benefit the Autism Resource Center of Central Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
November 15, 2013
 
Worcester Sharks host online jersey auction to benefit the Autism Resource Center of Central Massachusetts

Auction begins Nov 17 and concludes Nov 24 at 8p.m. (EST)
 
Worcester, MA – The Worcester Sharks (@WorcesterSharks), proud American Hockey League affiliate of the San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) announced today that the club will auction off the remaining Autism Awareness jerseys during an online auction to benefit the Autism Resource Center of Central Massachusetts on www.SharksAHL.com beginning on Sunday, November 17 at 8p.m. (EST).
 
Click HERE for the Worcester Sharks home eBay page. (web page will not go live until Nov 17 at 8pm)
 
The Sharks sported the autism awareness jerseys during Worcester’s 5-2 loss to the Providence Bruins on November 9, 2013 at the DCU Center.
 
A portion of the proceeds of the online jersey auction will benefit the Autism Resource Center of Central Massachusetts.
 
The online jersey auction to benefit the Autism Resource Center of Central Massachusetts begins on Sunday, November 17 at 8p.m. (EST) and concludes on Sunday, November 24 at 8p.m. (EST) and will consist of the following jerseys;
 
Matt Tennyson – game worn #5 Autism Awareness Worcester Sharks jersey from Sharks defenseman and Western Michigan Univ. alum Matt Tennyson. Matt became the 1st member of the San Jose Jr. Sharks to suit up for the San Jose Sharks as he played four games last year in the NHL. Led all Worcester Sharks defensemen with 27 points last season. Click HERE to place a bid!
 
John McCarthy – game issued #7 Autism Awareness Worcester Sharks jersey from Sharks forward and BU alum John McCarthy. The former Worcester Sharks captain and MVP is currently on recall with the San Jose Sharks and won a national championship with BU. Click HERE to place a bid!
 
Konrad Abeltshauser – game worn #10 Autism Awareness Worcester Sharks jersey from rookie Sharks defenseman Konrad Abeltshauser.  A native of Germany, Konrad won the Memorial Cup with the Halifax Mooseheads in 2013 and was original drafted by the SJ Sharks in 2010. Click HERE to place a bid!
 
Freddie Hamilton – game worn #12 Autism Awareness Worcester Sharks jersey from Sharks forward Freddie Hamilton. Freddie made his NHL debut this season and played four games with San Jose; including a game at the Boston Bruins vs. his brother Dougie. Hamilton played all 76 games last year for Worcester and played in Niagara in the OHL. Click HERE to place a bid!
 
Matt Nieto – game issued #17 Autism Awareness Worcester Sharks jersey from Sharks forward and BU alum Matt Nieto. Matt has spent the entire season this year with the San Jose Sharks and scored his first NHL goal. The Long Beach, CA native was drafted in the 2nd round by the Sharks in 2011. Click HERE to place a bid!
 
Matt Pelech – game worn #23 Autism Awareness Worcester Sharks jersey from Sharks forward Matt Pelech. Matt picked up a fighting major and nine penalty minutes in the jersey. Pelech scored his 1st NHL goal this season vs. Roberto Luongo and has over 1,000 penalty minutes in the AHL in his career.
Click HERE to place a bid!
 
Harri Sateri – game worn #35 Autism Awareness Worcester Sharks jersey from Sharks goalie Harri Sateri. Harri was the backup goalie for the game. A native of Finland, Harri ranks 3rd in Worcester Sharks franchise history in wins and was original drafted by the SJ Sharks in 2008. Click HERE to place a bid!
 
Peter Sivak – game issued #22 Autism Awareness Worcester Sharks jersey for forward Peter Sivak. Peter is currently signed by the Alaska Aces and leads the entire ECHL in points. Sivak scored four goals in nine games last year for the Worcester Sharks. Click HERE to place a bid!
 
Kyle Bigos – game issued #6 Autism Awareness Worcester Sharks jersey from Sharks rookie defenseman and Merrimack College alum Kyle Bigos. Kyle is currently with the San Francisco Bulls of the ECHL where he scored his first professional goal. Bigos attended the San Jose and Worcester Sharks training camps this season as a rookie. Click HERE to place a bid!
 
About the Autism Research Center of Central Massachusetts:
The Autism Resource Center was conceived in 1996 by a group of parents to serve primarily as an information and referral service for children and families affected by disorders within the Autism Spectrum; Autism, PDD NOS and Asperger Syndrome. The Center services the eastern portion of DDS Central-West Region. This encompasses North Central, Worcester, and South Valley areas. All totaled there are 65 towns within the Autism Resource Center's service area. However, families who live outside our service area may choose to utilize our Center, The Division of Autism requests that families choose and utilize the Center that best suits their family's needs and not utilize multiple state funded Centers. Please see our Resource Map for all DDS funded Centers.

This program is funded by the Department of Developmental Services ( DDS ) and administered by Horace Mann Educational Associates, Inc. HMEA recognizes that family participation is critical to the success of its programs, a Family Advisory Board serves as the voice of families to the Center.

Information and referral, education, family support and networking are vital services the Center provides. The Autism Resource Center is designed to help parents, educators, service providers, and medical professionals provide effectively for those diagnosed within the Autism Spectrum. The Center does not recommend any single program or treatment but instead offers information on a great variety of issues giving parents and professionals what they need to make educated choices.
 
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