Five days of bidding and 52 offers later, following a goofy tweet in which I challenged Canadiens’ Colby Armstrong to tweet a photo of himself during an exhibition game, a whopping $3,300 will be going to The Gazette Christmas Fund.
Six Canadiens, a popular former member of the team and I will soon be entertaining the highest bidder and their guest at a dinner at Montreal landmark Moishes, this following a charity auction that ended Tuesday at 11 am ET.
Every penny of the winning bid will go to The Gazette Christmas Fund, which for more than four decades has annually helped less fortunate Montrealers with a gentle, welcome hand during the holidays.
Go here for details and for the link to the bid page.
(For those who didn’t bid, did so unsuccessfully or might otherwise like to offer a dollar or two to The Gazette Christmas Fund – every cent makes a difference in the lives of those who can use a hand – please go here to make a donation.)
Our thanks to all who took part in the bidding, to Moishes (especially co-owner Lenny Lighter) for their warm hospitality, and certainly to the players who have responded wonderfully to my request that they join us for the evening, which promises to be memorable in every sense.
It’s amazing what one innocent tweet has produced, thanks to Colby Armstrong, Mathieu Darche, Josh Gorges and the players who have since pitched in. A little background follows: