The Rick Jeanneret talking bobblehead disappeared in a hurry. It left a lasting charitable impression.
The Buffalo Sabres created 1,900 collectibles of their Hall of Fame announcer, and they sold out in a day and a half. The sales raised $74,000 that will be split in half and donated to the Kevin Guest House and the Sabres' foundation.
“The response from the community took me completely by surprise,” Jeanneret said. “I was flattered to see how many people wanted this bobblehead and stepped up to help support our community, proving once again that Buffalo has the best fans in the league."
The Sabres will present a check for $37,000 to representatives from Kevin Guest House on Sunday when the Boston Bruins visit KeyBank Center. Kevin Guest House provides a comfortable and supportive home away from home for patients and families traveling to Buffalo for medical care.
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The Rick Jeanneret Talking Bobblehead. Each features five classic RJ play-by-play calls.
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“We would like to thank the fans and John W. Danforth for making this possible,” Rich Jureller, president of the Sabres' foundation, said in reference to the bobblehead's sponsor. “With all the support, we are going to be able to use these funds to continue to make a difference in the Buffalo community and help a great organization in Kevin Guest House.”
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