Rockford, Ill. – The American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs announced Thursday they have partnered with the Greg Lindmark Foundation for the team’s 20th annual Jersey Auction Game, sponsored by Insurance King. The announcement was made at a press conference today in conjunction with Rockford Park District Police Chief Theo Glover, Rockford Police Chief Dan O’Shea, Rockford Fire Department Chief Derek Bergsten and Winnebago Country Sherriff Gary Caruana.
The event will be held on Sunday, March 31 when the IceHogs host the Chicago Wolves at the BMO Harris Bank Center at 4 p.m.
The 2019 theme features Hammy with a wizard hat and scarf. Hammy is also wearing glasses in the logo and has a wand with an owl perched at the end of his wand tip. Rockford’s specialty jersey is black and maroon with gold piping.
Immediately following the IceHogs and Wolves game on March 31, the team will host a live auction on the ice surface of the BMO. Fans attending the game can bid on the specialty game-worn sweaters, with proceeds from the auction benefiting the IceHogs Charitable Foundation. Following the auction, the IceHogs Charitable Foundation will donate a portion of the jersey proceeds to the Greg Lindmark Foundation.
The Greg Lindmark 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 additional information, visit greglindmarkfoundation.com.
The IceHogs have raised more than $1 million through 19 seasons of their annual Jersey Auction Game, including a team-record $80,124 last year.
The IceHogs will also host their annual Guns N Hoses Charity Hockey Game between local police and fire departments prior to their game on Sunday, March 31. Puck drop for the charity game is 12 p.m. and tickets are just $5. Those who buy tickets to the IceHogs game that night will also receive free admission to the Guns N Hoses Charity Hockey Game.
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About Greg Lindmark Foundation:
Greg Lindmark Foundation was established by Brad Lindmark, whose brother took his own life serving for years on the Rockford Police Department. The foundation recently helped establish the Greg Lindmark Memorial Law, which requires Illinois police academies to provide probationary officers with training to recognize signs of post-traumatic stress that they may experience on the job. Overall, 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 additional information, visit greglindmarkfoundation.com.