ROCKFORD, Ill. – The Rockford IceHogs announced they have raised more than $70,000 from their annual Jersey Auction Game and Wizard Night (presented by Insurance King) on March 31. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Greg Lindmark Foundation.
The IceHogs have now raised more than $70,000 in five different seasons during their jersey auction and totaled nearly $1.1 million through 20 years of their annual fundraiser. The 2018-19 jersey auction also featured an average of more than $2,000 raised for each jersey.
The Hogs will now donate a portion of the funds from their 20th Annual Jersey Auction to The Greg Lindmark Foundation. The foundation was established in honor of retired Rockford Deputy Chief Greg Lindmark, who took his own life after suffering issues related to posttraumatic stress from his line of duty as a first responder. The Greg Lindmark Foundation serves to reduce the impact of cumulative stress and trauma on first responders by providing awareness, education and confidential counseling.
For more information on the IceHogs Charitable Foundation and IceHogs charitable initiatives, visit icehogs.com/community/charitablefoundation.
ICEHOGS JERSEY AUCTION FACTS AND FIGURES:
This Season's Total: $70,525
2018-19 Highest Jersey: $6,000 (Luke Johnson)
2018-19 Average Jersey: $2,074
Largest Auction Total All-Time: $80,124 (2017-18)
Highest Jersey All-Time: $16,000 (J.F. Rivard, 2000-01)
20-Year Total: $1,090,167
20-Year Average: ~$54,508
2018-19 JERSEY AUCTION
|Chris Chelios (eBay)||$1,350|
|Brandon Davidson (eBay)||$1,225|
|Matthew Highmore (eBay)||$1,225|
|Frederik Olofsson (DASH)||$1,450|
|Josh McArdle (DASH)||$1,560|
Next Home Game: Sunday, April 14 vs. Milwaukee Admirals | 6 p.m.
The IceHogs host their regular season home finale with a divisional showdown against the Milwaukee Admirals. The contest is fan appreciation night, and the first 2,500 fans receive a free team photo, courtesy of American Solutions for Business. In addition, the Hogs will host former head coach Steve Martinson and the UHL's Colonial Cup.