A Plea for Help

Dear Friends:

A time of dire need is upon us. We need to pull together. Please dig

down deep. Now is not the time to think about your own pathetic,

meaningless situation.

Since September 11, 2001, Americans and Canadians have come together

as never before in our generation. We have banded together to

overcome tremendous adversity. We have weathered direct attacks on

our own soil, wars overseas, corporate/government scandal, layoffs, unemployment, stock price plunges, droughts, fires, mad cow, SARS, high gasoline prices, and a myriad of economic and physical disasters both great and small.

But now, we must come together once again to overcome our greatest

challenge yet.

Hundreds of Professional Hockey players in our very own nation are

going to be locked out, living at well below the seven-figure salary

level. And, as if that weren’t bad enough, they could be deprived of their life giving pay for several months, possibly longer, as a result of the upcoming lockout situation.

But you can help!

For only $20,835 a month, about $694.50 a day (that’s less than the

cost of a large screen projection TV) you can help an NHL player

remain economically viable during his time of need. This

contribution by no means solves the problem as it barely covers the annual minimum salary, but it’s a start, and every little bit will help!

Although $700 may not seem like a lot of money to you, to a hockey

player it could mean the difference between spending the lockout

golfing in Florida or on a Mediterranean cruise. For you, seven hundred dollars is nothing more than a month’s rent, half a mortgage payment, or a month of medical insurance, but to a hockey player, $700 will partially replace his daily salary.

Your commitment of less than $700 a day will enable a player to buy

that home entertainment center, trade in the year-old Lexus for a

new Ferrari, or enjoy a weekend in Rio.


Each month, you will receive a complete financial report on the

Player you sponsor. Detailed information about his stocks, bonds,

401(k), real estate,and other investment holdings will be mailed to

your home. Plus,upon signing up for this program, you will receive an unsigned photo of the player lounging during the lockout on a beach somewhere in the Caribbean(for a signed photo, please include an additional $150). Put the photo on your refrigerator to remind you of other peoples’ suffering.


Your NHL player will be told that he has a SPECIAL FRIEND who just

wants to help in a time of need. Although the player won’t know your

name, he will be able to make collect calls to your home via a

special operator in case additional funds are needed for unforeseen expenses.


I would like to sponsor a locked out NHL player. My preference is

(check below):

[ ] Forward

[ ] Defenseman

[ ] Goaltender

[ ] Entire team (Please call our 900 number to ask for the cost of

a specific team – $10 per minute)

[ ] Jaromir Jagr (Higher cost: $32,000 per day)

[ ]Please charge the account listed below $694.50 per day for the

duration of the lockout.

[ ]Please send me a picture of the player I have sponsored, along

with an Jaromir Jagr 2001 Income Statement and my very own Bob

Goodenow (Executive Director of the NHLPA player’s Union) pin to wear proudly on my hat (include $80 for hat).

Your Name: _______________________

Telephone Number: _______________________

Account Number: _______________________ Exp.Date:_______

[ ] MasterCard [ ] Visa [ ] American Express [ ] Other

Signature: _______________________

Alternate card (when the primary card exceeds its credit limit):

Account Number: _______________________ Exp.Date:_______

[ ] MasterCard [ ] Visa [ ] American Express [ ] Other

Signature: _______________________