Rockford, Ill. – It’s that time of year again! The Rockford IceHogs will be taking the lanes with fans for the 7th Annual Bowl-A-Thon on Sunday, Feb. 21 at Cherry Bowl.
IceHogs players, coaches, and other team personnel will be at Cherry Bowl from 2-4 p.m. on Feb. 21 to bowl with fans and raise money for charity. A portion of the afternoon’s proceeds will go to benefit the Huntington’s Disease Society of America - Wisconsin Chapter.
All 32 bowling lanes are sold-out for the event, however fans that are still interested in attending can purchase a $10 viewing ticket that will include access for autographs and photographs with the team along with a raffle ticket to win some great prizes. Viewing tickets can be purchased at any IceHogs home game leading up to the event date, by calling (815) 986-6465, or at the door on Feb. 21 at Cherry Bowl.
Admission is $50 per bowler or $175 for a team of four, which 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 highly encouraged to mingle throughout the event, and take pictures and get autographs from the entire team throughout the afternoon.
Huntington’s disease is a fatal, incurable genetic disorder that progressively breaks down the nerve cells in the brain, deteriorating a person’s physical and mental ability. This disease is passed genetically, with children of affected parents having a 50/50 chance of receiving the faulty gene that causes the devastating disease. IceHogs forward Jake Dowell lost his father to Huntington’s disease and has a brother who currently suffers from it. Recently, Dowell received news from doctors that he does not carry the gene.
Beginning today, Jan. 13, fans can register for the IceHogs Bowl-A-Thon at any IceHogs home game at the Fan Zone, by calling the IceHogs Office at (815) 986-6465, or by downloading the entry form here and emailing their registration form to [email protected] or have it faxed to (815) 380-6431. The deadline to register is Friday, Feb. 12 at 5 p.m.
Along with bowling, participants and viewers can participate in the 50/50 and premium raffle. Premium raffle tickets will be sold for $5 each or $20 for five, featuring prizes courtesy of the IceHogs and sponsors. Some of the prizes include: Blackhawks tickets, game-worn IceHogs jerseys, a suite for an IceHogs game, club lounge tickets, an IceHogs team-signed stick, and much more.
About the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (www.hdsa.org/wi)
The Huntington's Disease Society of America is the premier nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by Huntington’s disease. From community services and education to advocacy and research, HDSA is the world’s leader in providing help for today and hope for tomorrow for people with Huntington’s disease and their families.
HDSA's network of chapters, affiliates, HDSA Centers of Excellence, social workers and support groups provides a seamless connection for help, education and outreach to HD families and health care professionals across the United States.
• Mission: To improve the lives of everyone affected by Huntington's disease
• Vision: A world free of Huntington's disease