The Rockford IceHogs today announced they raised more than $55,000 dollars from their annual Jersey Auction Game and Wagon Wheel Cardinals Night presented by Insurance King on Apr. 9 with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Greg Lindmark Foundation.
Through 21 years of their annual jersey auction fundraiser, the IceHogs generated over $1.14 million for local charities and the Wagon Wheel Cardinals Night featured an average of more than $1,900 raised for each jersey during their live postgame jersey auction. In addition to the live auction, the IceHogs held a silent auction through the team’s app and DASH platform and an in-game jersey raffle.
A portion of this season’s fundraiser benefits the Greg Lindmark Foundation, established in honor of retired Rockford Deputy Chief Greg Lindmark and serves to reduce the impact of cumulative stress and trauma on first responders by providing awareness, education and confidential counseling.
ICEHOGS JERSEY AUCTION FACTS AND FIGURES:
This Season's Total: $55,048.88
2021-22 Highest Jersey: $7,000 (D.J. Busdeker)
Largest Auction Total All-Time: $80,124 (2017-18)
Highest Jersey All-Time: $16,000 (J.F. Rivard, 2000-01)
21-Year Total: $1,145,216
21-Year Average: ~$54,534