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Komets items to be auctioned at fundraiser

Komets items and memorabilia are included in a March 22 fundraiser for Whitney Young Early Childhood Center.

The club donated an autographed used stick, a team-autographed T-shirt and four lower-bowl scrip tickets for next season, the center has announced.

These items will be auctioned as a basket at an event from 5 to 7:30 p.m. A collection of Komets bobbleheads also will be auctioned individually.

In addition, other businesses and artists, including Whitney Young students, have donated auction items.

Tickets to the event, which includes live music, cheese tasting, hors d'oeuvres and the silent auction, cost $10 each or $15 per couple in advance; call 467-8950.

The center seeks to replace a large playground set for the school, and wants to build a smaller set for pre-kindergarten students that would be accessible for students with disabilities.

Justin A. Cohn, pro sports coordinator for The Journal Gazette, has been covering the Fort Wayne Komets since 1997. His reporting includes game stories from home and away, features about the players and personalities associated with the Komets, plus coverage of issues affecting hockey at all levels. A native of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Cohn graduated from Emory University in Atlanta. He can be reached at 260-461-8429 or by email at jcohn@jg.net.

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