Let’s talk about Mario for a minute.
First, let’s look at him.
NOW let’s talk about him.
His foundation has big news!
The Mario Lemieux Foundation announced today plans for an Austin’s Playroom at the new Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. An online auction at www.mariolemieux.org and texting campaign will provide funding for this new room supporting military families.
The featured item of the online auction, which started today and ends on November 18, is a truly one of a kind piece, Mario Lemieux and Sidney Crosby’s locker room stalls from the Civic Arena. In addition, this online auction features game-used items from the Nov. 10 Bruins v. Penguins game, as well unique NHL memorabilia.
As a reminder to you, Austin’s Playroom Project rooms are for siblings of sick children, giving them a place to play while their parents are with their suffering brothers and sisters. They are AMAZING rooms, I tell you. And I also remind you that Make Room for Kids was readily made a partner of the foundation because of the playroom project. The fact that they’ll be putting an Austin’s Playroom in the hospital that will serve all branches of the military is something for the foundation and all of Pittsburgh to be proud of, because Mario is ours.
Check out the auction and particularly, the locker room stalls!
Opening bid? A cool $12,500.
Oh to be exceedingly wealthy and to throw down $20,000 for this because once that puppy was mounted in my home?
A hell of a time-out spot.
“You go sit on the time-out bench and think about how Mario and Sid would have handled this situation differently. They would NOT have shin-kicked their little sister and called her a doodoo-brain! Five-minute major, buster!”