Canes auctioning custom jerseys worn and signed by Backstreet Boys

If you “want it that way” — with “that” being a Carolina Hurricanes jersey worn by a member of the Backstreet Boys when they performed last month at PNC Arena, you certainly can have it that way.

But that’s provided you are the successful bidder for the gear during a public auction by the Carolina Hurricanes Foundation that began Monday and runs through Wednesday, Oct. 23.

The proceeds from the auction will be used to support the group’s mission, which works to meet the needs of underserved children in our community while also stoking interest in youth hockey.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the lowest bid was for $150 for the jersey worn by Howie Dorough.

The highest bid so far has been for $225 for the sweater worn by Brian Littrell.

According to the foundaiton, each celebrity jersey has an autograph of the Backstreet Boy who wore it and it will come with a certificate of authenticity and a tax receipt so the lucky winner can prove to Uncle Sam that the purchase was indeed a charitable one.

So, as the Backstreet Boys say, “Quit playing games” with their hearts and bid.

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