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Article By: Mike Peck

01/20/2010 2:50 PM - Bowl-A-Thon to benefit Huntington’s Disease

Rockford, Ill.- The Rockford IceHogs, proud members of the American Hockey League and top affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks, announced on Wednesday that they are hosting a Bowl-A-Thon on Sunday, March 21 from 2-5 p.m. at Cherry Bowl in Cherry Valley.  The event is sponsored by the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and WTVO-TV channel 17.

The IceHogs Bowl-A-Thon will benefit Huntington’s Disease and all proceeds from the benefit will go to the Huntington’s Disease Clinic that is located at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford.

“Huntington’s Disease has affected me and my family as my dad and brother both have it,” said IceHogs captain Jake Dowell. “Any way to raise awareness and help find a cure for it is great. I appreciate the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford helping us with this benefit and hopefully we can raise a lot of money for their new Huntington’s Disease Clinic.”

Registration is $40 per bowler or $150 per team of four. Fans can sign up for the IceHogs Bowl-A-Thon at any IceHogs home game at the Rockford MetroCentre at the U.S. Cellular Fan Zone, by calling Nate Haeni at the IceHogs office at (815) 847-6381 or by downloading the entry form here and faxing it to the IceHogs office at (815) 963-0974.

All registered bowlers will receive three-games of bowling (nine pin), shoe and ball rental, goodie bag, a raffle ticket and access to the exclusive autograph session with the IceHogs players following the bowling. Plus, the first 100 bowlers, or 25 teams, to register will be guaranteed to be matched up with an IceHogs player or coach.  The deadline to register is Friday, March 12 at 5 p.m.

Raffle prizes include a team autographed stick, a pair of tickets to the final four IceHogs regular season games, Blackhawks tickets, Ice Box Seats, eight tickets to a club box and access to the Dental Dimensions Club Lounge and four framed photos of IceHogs players courtesy of team photographer Greg Hamil.

If you are interested in attending the event, but not interested in bowling, the IceHogs are offering a $10 viewing ticket. The viewing ticket will include a raffle ticket and access to the autograph session.

The IceHogs will hold a Premium Raffle as well.  The Premium Raffle tickets will be good for a suite night at an IceHogs game, a chance to win one of two game worn IceHogs jerseys or a pair of 20-Pack tickets for the 2010-11 season.  Premium Raffle tickets will be sold for $5 or five for $20.

If you have any questions regarding the IceHogs Bowl-A-Thon, contact Nate Haeni at (815) 847-6381.

Next Home Game: Saturday, Jan. 23 vs. Grand Rapids Griffins: The Hogs welcome the Grand Rapids Griffins into the Rockford MetroCentre for a 7:05 p.m. start. The first 2,500 fans will pick up an IceHogs fleece blanket thanks to Lonnie’s Carpet Max.