Monday, March 24, 2008
Hockey Greats Use Wine to Raise Charity Funds
The N.H.L. Alumni Signature Wine Series has been launched honoring eleven former players and raising money for a host of charities.
The National Hockey League Alumni Association endorsed program includes six chardonnay and six cabernet sauvignon wines made at Ironstone Vineyards in the Sierra Foothills area of California. Players featured include Detroit Red Wings Gordie Howe and Ted Lindsay; Chicago Blackhawks Bobby Hull and Tony Esposito; Philadelphia Flyers Bobby Clarke and Dave Schultz; Buffalo Sabres Pat LaFontaine and Rob Ray; New York Islander
Clark Gillies and Pat LaFontaine; and New York Rangers Mike Richter and Rod Gilbert.
Every bottle of wine sold results in a donation to the charity of each player’s choice; a donation to the teams’ Alumni Association; and a donation to benefit the N.H.L. Alumni Association’s "Hockey’s Greatest Family Fund."