While its parent company is among three organizations working toward a benefit concert next month, MSG Network and the Garden of Dreams Foundation will center a fundraiser around tonight’s New York Knicks-Dallas Mavericks game, aimed at providing some relief to the rebuilding efforts for those impacted by Superstorm Sandy.
Starting at 7 p.m. (ET) during the Visa Knicks Game Night pregame show, and running through the entire Nov. 9 contest and Knicks Ford Postgame Show, viewers can call (212) 465-3900 to purchase $100 raffle tickets that enter them for the chance to win prizes and help those who are dealing with the aftermath of last week’s devastating storm. Winners will be announced on Nov. 19.
Additionally, MSG Network and the Garden of Dreams Foundation have teamed up with CharityBuzz.com to auction off several high-end experiences and prizes. The online auction starts Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. and runs through 6 p.m. on Nov. 19, with all net proceeds being donated to the aforementioned disaster relief organizations.
The net proceeds from the regional sports network's raffle, along with money raised through the online auction, will be split between the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and the American Red Cross to assist some of those impacted by the storm in the tri-state area.
Yesterday, The Madison Square Garden Co., Clear Channel Media and Entertainment and The Weinstein Co. announced they would collaborate on a live concert to provide assistance to those impacted by Sandy. Artists and ticket prices for "12-12-12 (A Concert for Sandy Relief) will be announced in the week ahead. The show at Madison Square Garden will take place on Dec. 12, with all money raised to be administered directly to those who need it most, through the Robin Hood Relief Fund.
Check out MSGN and the Garden of Dreams Foundation's raffle prizes and online auction experiences that are available below:
*Signed Knicks sneakers by Jason Kidd, Tyson Chandler, Ronnie Brewer, Raymond Felton and JR Smith;
*Signed Knicks jerseys by Carmelo Anthony, Amar’e Stoudemire, Chandler and Kidd;
*Signed Knicks basketballs by Iman Shumpert and Steve Novak;
*Signed Walt “Clyde” Frazier basketball;
*Two tickets to a game with center court photo with John Starks and Larry Johnson;
*Two tickets to a game with a pregame meet-and-greet with Mike Breen and Frazier;
*Two tickets and a tour of the transformed Garden with Al Trautwig;
*Jerseys signed by New York Rangers legends Mark Messier, Mike Richter and Brian Leetch;
*Hockey sticks signed by Leetch and Adam Graves;
*Lunch for two with Graves on Nov.16;
*One spot at the Knicks summer camp for a child;
*Signed jersey by New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning; and
*Signed helmet by New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow.
Online Auction Experiences
*Dinner for four with Frazier at his Clyde Frazier’s Wine & Dine Restaurant;
*You and a friend attend Knicks practice at MSG Training Center, then talk “Xs & Os” with head coach Mike Woodson over lunch after practice;
*Dinner for four at restaurant Catch with Starks and Johnson;
*Shooting clinic with Novak and Knicks player development coach and shooting guru Dave Hopla for six children at the MSG Training Center;
*One round of golf for you and a friend with Kidd;
*One game of H-O-R-S-E and lunch with Allan Houston at the MSG Training Center;
*The presentation of a Knicks team signed ball at center court at an upcoming game, plus a pair of tickets to the contest;
*New York Mets package: four tickets to a game, where you and three friends will watch batting practice from the field, plus enjoy a meet-and-greet with players and see your name on the Citifield scoreboard; and
*Four tickets to the Barclays golf tournament in August 2013 with a meet-and-greet after the round with Jim Furyk.