BOWL WITH THE ICEHOGS IN THE 4TH ANNUAL BOWL-A-THON

By: Nate Haeni
Sunday, Feb. 10 from 2-4 p.m.

Rockford, Ill. – With another hockey season in full-swing, the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League, announced details today on their fourth annual bowl-a-thon for charity.

On Sunday, Feb. 10, IceHogs players, along with coaches and other team personnel will host a night of bowling and fun from 2-4 p.m. The event, which benefits the Sydney Ives Foundation, will take place at Cherry Bowl in Cherry Valley. Cherry Bowl is located at 7171 Cherryvale North Boulevard.

Beginning on Friday, fans can sign up to participate in the IceHogs 4th Annual Bowl-A-Thon and bowl alongside their favorite players. The first 100 bowlers, or 25 teams, to register for the bowling event will be guaranteed to bowl with an IceHogs player, coach, or other team personnel.

Admission is $40 per bowler or $150 for a team of four, and that includes two games of bowling, shoe and ball rental, and a raffle ticket for a chance to win some great prizes, for each participant. Groups of four may pick the player they wish to bowl with, on a first come, first serve basis, for an additional $50. Otherwise, all players and team personnel will be randomly assigned to a lane, but fans are encouraged to mingle throughout the event, and take pictures and get autographs from their favorite players.

Fans can sign up for the IceHogs Bowl-A-Thon at any IceHogs home game at the BMO Harris Bank Center by stopping by the U.S. Cellular Fan Zone. Fans can also register by calling the IceHogs Communications Department at (815) 847-6381 or by downloading the entry form at icehogs.com and mailing it in to the IceHogs Front Office – 300 Elm St. Rockford, IL 61101. Entry forms may also be emailed to
icehogs@icehogs.com. The deadline to register is Friday, Feb 1 at 5 p.m.

The event will also feature a 50/50 and premium raffle. The premium raffle tickets will be sold for $5 each or five for $20 at the event and will feature prizes courtesy of the IceHogs and other sponsors. Some prizes for all the raffles, premium and regular, include: a game-worn Los IceHogs jersey, a suite night at an IceHogs game, club lounge tickets, an IceHogs autographed stick, and much more.

Fans that aren’t interested in bowling can still come and join the fun by purchasing a $10 general admission ticket which will include access to the event for photos and autographs, along with a regular raffle ticket.

If you have any questions regarding the IceHogs Bowl-A-Thon, contact the IceHogs Communications Department at (815) 847-6381 or
icehogs@icehogs.com.

About the Sydney Ives Foundation
Love You More – A Sydney Ives Foundation is a non-profit organization – 501 (c) (3) approved- that is designed to help families in the fight for the life of their ill child.

The foundation is in memory of Sydney Ives. Ives was made an honorary IceHogs team member on May 20, 2009 after she was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor the year prior. She passed away on Nov. 7, 2009.

To learn more about the foundation, visit
www.sydneyives.com.

Next Home Game: Wednesday, Jan. 9 vs. Grand Rapids. Puck drop is 7:05 p.m. After four straight contests in Grand Rapids, the IceHogs and Griffins finally meet in Rockford. Wednesday is another WXRX Dollar Day as fans can take advantage of dollar beers, hot dogs, soft drinks and companion tickets. 



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