By Lindsay Kramer | Syracuse | blog.syracuse.com | July 22, 2012
Los Angeles Kings captain and Ithaca native Dustin Brown will bring the Stanley Cup to Ithaca High School (1401 North Cayuga St.) from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday.
A limited number of photo opportunities with the Stanley Cup will be available for a suggested donation of $5 per person per photo. Fans will also be able to receive an autographed championship photo signed by Brown for a suggested donation of $5.
All proceeds will benefit the Semper Fi Fund. The event will take place on the school's football field.
"Winning the Stanley Cup is a dream come true," said Brown. "I'm extremely excited to share this experience with the people and town of Ithaca, and raise money for a cause very close to me and my family."
Additionally, raffle tickets will be sold for the chance to win mini replica Stanley Cups signed by Brown. Tickets will be available for purchase Saturday morning for $5 each or five tickets for $20.
The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund (SFF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit set up to provide immediate financial support for injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. SFF provides relief for financial needs that arise during hospitalization and recovery as well as assistance for those with perpetuating needs.