Article By: Chris Robinson
11/17/2017 2:01 PM -
Rockford, Ill. – The Rockford IceHogs are inviting fans to spend Thanksgiving Eve (Nov. 22) at the BMO Harris Bank Center as the team hosts the Iowa Wild and attempts to break a Guinness World Record for most beards and mustaches in one place. The world-record attempt caps off the IceHogs’ month-long initiative to support Brovember Inc., a local non-profit which raises awareness about prostate cancer and men’s health.
Puck drop on Wednesday is 7 p.m. Wednesday’s contest is the first Fas Fuel Winning Weekday of the 2017-18 season, and if the Hogs defeat the Wild, each fan in attendance can redeem their ticket at the BMO Harris Bank Center Box Office for a free ticket of equal or lesser value to Rockford’s next weekday game on Tuesday, Nov. 28 (vs. Grand Rapids). Fas Fuel will also be giving away one $50 gift card during Wednesday’s tilt.
Fans can also kick-start their Thanksgiving festivities by taking advantage of special deals on food and drinks during the contest. Hot dogs, soda, select beers and a companion tickets will be available for just $2 Wednesday as part of the Winning Weekdays promotion. Fans can enjoy the discounted beer in “The X Beer Garden,” courtesy of 104.9 WXRX, which is located in the Hog Heaven Party Deck above the Barnyard BBQ stand in the south end zone section of the arena.
Following the game, fans sporting facial hair are invited onto the BMO ice for a group photo as part of the attempt to break the Guinness World Record for most people with facial hair in one place at one time. Participants in the record-breaking attempt can download photos of the event on the IceHogs website at a later date, and, if a new record is set, will receive a code to redeem for a certificate commemorating their participation in setting a Guinness World Record.
Tickets for the game on Nov. 22 and any remaining IceHogs home game are available in person at the BMO Harris Bank Center Box Office (815-968-5222) at any Ticketmaster location, including Walmart, or by visiting icehogs.com.
About Brovember Inc:
Brovember Inc. is a registered charitable organization established to promote the awareness of men's cancer issues and to raise funds to establish local healthcare programs and other worthwhile causes locally. The organization's efforts have expanded in promoting the awareness and raising funds for the Brovember US Endowment/Prostate Cancer Research with the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine at Rockford. We are committed to supporting and providing access to the local cancer initiatives that provide the needed resources in our community through our innovative, fun and engaging campaigns.
NEXT HOME GAME: The IceHogs welcome the Grand Rapids Griffins on Sat. Nov. 18. The first 2,500 fans in attendance will receive a free T-shirt, courtesy of Toyota. Tickets can be purchased at IceHogs.com, by calling (815) 968-5222 or in-person at the BMO Harris Bank Center Box Office.