ROCKFORD, Ill. – The Rockford IceHogs today announced that four specialized jerseys from Friday’s Pink in the Rink (presented by SwedishAmerican) will be available for online bidding at the IceHogs’ eBay store beginning tonight, Jan. 30 at 9 p.m.
The 2017-18 Pink in the Rink jerseys are a replica of the uniforms worn by the original Rockford Peaches baseball team, who are celebrating their 75th anniversary in 2018. The pink-colored sweater features the Rockford Peaches logo—a version of Rockford’s city seal—on the chest, with a widespread collar pattern and buttons printed on the front to match the original jerseys. A striking red belt design encircles the midriff, as it would look on the real baseball uniform.
The online auctions can be accessed via the IceHogs’ eBay Store and includes:
(NOTE: Auction links included below will become live when bidding opens at 9 p.m.)
- Game-worn, autographed jersey of Cody Franson (#44)
- Game-issued jersey of Vinnie Hinostroza (#23)
- Game-issued, autographed jersey of Luc Snuggerud (#4)
- Blank, customizable jersey (may not include current IceHogs player’s name)
Each jersey will include a certificate of authenticity. Auctions will conclude next Tuesday, Jan. 6, at 9 p.m. Please note, the customizable jersey cannot include the name and number of a current IceHogs player.
Funds from the online auction will then be totaled along with the money raised during Friday’s live-jersey auction, with a portion of the combined proceeds benefitting breast cancer research. Friday’s jersey auction raised over $29,000.
For additional information, including in-person payment options at the BMO Harris Bank Center, contact the IceHogs front office at (815) 986-6465.
Next Home Game: Friday, Feb. 2 | Rockford vs Manitoba Moose (7 p.m.)
The IceHogs take on the Central Division-leading Manitoba Moose on Friday, Feb. 2 for Jake Smolinski bobblehead night. Puck drop is at 7 p.m., and the first 2,500 fans in attendance will receive a free bobblehead of Oakland Athletics outfielder and Rockford native, Jake Smolinski. Tickets can be purchased at IceHogs.com, by calling (815) 968-5222 or in-person at the BMO Harris Bank Center Box Office.