Gordie Howe’s family is putting up about 450 of the late NHL legend’s memorabilia up for auction to benefit the Howe charitable foundation.
“Mom and dad always gave back,” his son, Mark, told Dave Stubbs of NHL.com “The four children — Murray, Marty, Cathy and myself — talked with dad years ago and we decided that all this stuff was going to go into the Howe Foundation and that any money raised from the sale of any of it would go to charity. Our goal as a family is to give back. We want to do what mom and dad taught us — to do the right thing and help others.”
The auction, which also includes donations from Mark and Marty Howe, will run through April 25 at auctions@NHL.com.
The Gordie Howe Foundation was created by Gordie and wife, Colleen, to provide funding for underprivileged children to experience the passion and educational lessons of playing sports.
Items being auctioned include the stick and puck Howe used to score his 801st and final regular-season goal; that puck and the puck of his final Stanley Cup Playoff goal, plaque-mounted in 1980; game-used equipment; Howe’s 2010 Vancouver Olympic torch and tracksuit; original Peanuts comic-strip artwork, and several NHL trophies and awards.
Mark and Marty Howe have donated their WHA Avco Cup championship trophies and rings, a Rolex watch, milestone and commemorative plaques, a silver platter and game-used items.
Nearly 7 years after his passing, Mr. Hockey is still lending his big hand. Ongoing auction of memorabilia from Gordie Howe's collection & those of sons Marty & Mark will benefit Howe Foundation, aiding youth in need #LGRW @DetroitRedWings https://t.co/T5F6cq4WlT via @NHLdotcom
— Dave Stubbs 🇨🇦 (@Dave_Stubbs) April 12, 2023
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