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Charity Stripe: Red Sox GM Theo Epstein Holds Annual Event
Published January 12, 2009
PANTHER PRIDE: In Charlotte, Mark Price reported the NFL Panthers are the "latest group to open its wallet for the burgeoning Critical Need Response Fund -- pledging a buck a head for every fan in Bank of America Stadium" for Saturday night's Cardinals-Panthers NFC Divisional playoff game. With a "sellout guaranteed, that means $73,778 will be added to the campaign." The Critical Need Response Fund was created December 2 as an "emergency resource for charities that provide food, clothing and shelter to those in need" (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 1/10).
WHAT DREAMS MAY COME: In N.Y., Larry Brooks reported NHL Rangers G Henrik Lundqvist is the "newly named spokesperson" for MSG's Garden of Dreams Foundation. The foundation, whose "mission is to make dreams come true for children in crisis," represents "all of the Garden properties," including the Rangers, Knicks, WNBA Liberty, MSG Network and Radio City Music Hall (N.Y. POST, 1/10).