The NHL has decided to auction off the Stanley Cup of Hockey, along with other championship trophies and other memorabilia, for charity.
The NHL announced the auction on Thursday, marking a milestone for the league, which is now celebrating 40 years since its inception.
The auction will take place on Dec. 1 at the National Hockey League Foundation, with the proceeds going to charity.
The Stanley Cup was designed by architect John P. Wessel, who also designed the Hall of the Fame.
It was presented to the city of Pittsburgh in 1947, and was named after the mayor of Pittsburgh, a former city councillor.
It has also been given the nickname the “Cup of Steel,” after Pittsburgh Steel founder Arthur J. Stanley, who died in 2016.
The league and the foundation have been working together for the past six years to raise money for cancer research, mental health, and other causes.
The NHL said it was excited to announce the Stanley Trophy Auction, which will raise funds to support charities in its mission to support the health and well-being of children, families and communities across the country.
“As a family owned and operated sports franchise, we see the Stanley as a symbol of great accomplishment, both on and off the ice,” NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said in a statement.
“We are extremely proud to be working with the foundation to raise funds for a number of causes that will benefit children, the communities in which we play, and our partners at the University of Pittsburgh.”
We will not rest until we are able to pay tribute to our heroes and give back to the community that has given so much to our country and our hockey club.
“The Stanley Cup is an internationally renowned trophy.
The first trophy was awarded to the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1920.
In 2009, it was named the most valuable trophy in sports.