ROCKFORD, Ill. – The Rockford IceHogs today announced they donated more than $28,000 to the Autism Program of Easterseals.
The team presented a check for $28,217.19 to the Autism Program of Easterseals Monday afternoon at a reception at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford. The IceHogs generated the funds for their donation through their annual Autism Awareness Night on Jan. 26 vs. the Iowa Wild. For the contest, the Hogs auctioned off specialty jerseys and sold “Mystery Pucks,” which featured autographs from both current Rockford IceHogs and Chicago Blackhawks players.
The 2018-19 Autism Awareness Night jerseys featured the Hammy crest imprinted on the chest and the autism puzzle-piece logo as a repeating pattern throughout the design. The jersey itself was black with red piping, and both the arms and midriff include painted handprints in a variety of different colors.
The IceHogs will host Autism Awareness Night for the 2019-20 season on Saturday, Jan. 25 against the Milwaukee Admirals at 6 p.m. at the BMO Harris Bank Center.
NEXT HOME GAME: Saturday, Oct. 12 vs. Grand Rapids Griffins | 6 p.m.
The Rockford IceHogs will host their home opener for the 2019-20 season on Saturday, Oct. 12 against the Grand Rapids Griffins at 6 p.m. at the BMO Harris Bank Center. The first 4,000 fans in attendance to Rockford’s first home game of the campaign will receive a free IceHogs calendar, courtesy of Impact Networking. Call the IceHogs front office at (815) 968-5222 or visit icehogs.com to purchase tickets.