New York Area Friends of the Site: Help Out Jake Wisniewski at Tuesday Night’s Fundraiser in the City

I’m headed to an event tomorrow night, and I thought I’d post this to see if anyone was interested.

Jake Wisniewski is the graphics coordinator on MSG Plus’ New Jersey Devils telecasts, which obviously hold great value to me because the Devils are my favorite team, but I always like to think I’d be a fan of even if I didn’t love the Devils.

According to this website, Jake is 24, and in June received a life-saving double lung transplant to aid in his fight against cystic fibrosis. The medical costs stand at $100,000, but $70,000 has already been raised through numerous donations. Tuesday night is “A Night for Jake,” a fundraiser (via silent auction) that will be held between 7-10 p.m. at the Local West Beer Garden in Manhattan on Eighth Avenue and 33rd Street. In attendance will be current NHLers such as Zach Parise, Matt Moulson, Michael Grabner, Brandon Prust and Johan Hedberg, among others. Also attending is Hockey Hall of Famer Brian Leetch, former NHLers Butch Goring and Ken Daneyko, and area broadcasters such as Steve Cangialosi, John Giannone, Deb Placey, Dave Maloney and many more.

As previously mentioned, there will be a silent auction at the event (as well as an open bar) which will feature these great prizes, as posted in Devils beat writer Tom Gulitti’s blog:



**Devils VIP Package: Four tickets to a Devils’ home game, visit to broadcast booth, signed game-used Martin Brodeur stick

**Rangers VIP Package: Two tickets to a Rangers’ home game, ice-side suite tour with Al Trautwig and after-game photo on ice

**Islanders VIP Package: Four tickets to an Islanders’ home game, signed (white) team jersey, access to “High Five” area where you can interact with players


**Walt “Clyde” Frazier Package: Signed piece of championship floor, signed ball, two tickets to a Knicks’ home game and meet and greet with Clyde

**College Basketball Package: Two tickets to St. John’s-Syracuse game at the Garden and son or daughter will be ball kid for the afternoon on the court with the team


**MSG Boxing Package: Two tickets to Michael Cotto-Antonio Margarito fight on Dec. 3, passes for post-fight press conference and watch fight with former champion John Duddy

**Heavyweight Championship Package: Boxing gloves signed by Joe Frazier and Lennox Lewis



**Lunch with Devils announcers Chico Resch and Ken Daneyko

**Two tickets to a Devils’ home game and booth visit with Devils’ television announcers

**Two tickets to a Rangers’ home game, booth visit with announcers and photo on ice

**Zach Parise autographed replica Devils’ jersey

**Islanders autographed team jersey (small)

**Henrik Lundqvist jersey

**Ryan Callahan stick and puck

**Mark Staal stick and puck

**Brian Leetch autographed replica Rangers’ jersey (to be signed Tuesday night)

**Islanders autographed team jersey (white)

**Mark Streit autographed Islanders’ jersey (blue)


**Keith Hernandez bat and autographed scorecard from 2011 Mets’ game

**Phil Rizzuto autographed 8X10 photo with certificate of authenticity


**50 Greatest Moments at MSG poster autographed by Joe Frazier, Mark Messier, Mike Richter, Walt Frazier and Willis Reed



**Martin Brodeur autographed game program from Game 1 of 1997 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals vs. Montreal (game in which Brodeur scored a goal)

**Two tickets to a Devils’ home game

**Two tickets to Red Hot Hockey: Boston University vs. Cornell at MSG on Nov. 26

**Four tickets to an Islanders’ home game


**Bucky Dent, Gary Carter and Davey Johnson autographed ball

**MLB Network Package: Harold Reynolds autographed ball, Mitch Williams autographed ball, hat and shirt

**Paul O’Neill autographed baseball (two)

**Mike Stanton autographed baseball


**Red Bulls autographed team jersey

**Four tickets to Red Bulls’ home game (except Galaxy)


**Two tickets to Jets-Bills game

**Harry Carson autographed book: “Harry Carson, Captain for Life…”


**Four tickets to a Nets’ home game

**Walt “Clyde” Frazier autographed basketball

**Larry Johnson autographed basketball

**John Starks autographed basketball

**Earl Monroe autographed basketball

If you can’t attend, I strongly urge that you go to this website and help out. I’m planning to go tomorrow night, and I hope to see some of you there. Have a great day.