Article By: Chris Robinson
08/30/2017 3:39 PM -
ROCKFORD, Ill. – The Rockford IceHogs today announced they will host their ninth annual Bowl-A-Thon, presented by Downtown Barbers Shave Club and Anderson Packaging, on Sunday, Nov. 5 at The Cherry Bowl (7171 Cherryvale N Blvd #1) from 1-3 p.m.
Registration for the Bowl-A-Thon will be available beginning Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 10 a.m. Fans can register by calling the IceHogs Front Office at (815) 986-6465. The deadline to register is Friday, Oct. 27.
This year’s Bowl-A-Thon has been scheduled during the month of November in support of local non-profit, Brovember Inc. The IceHogs have partnered with Brovember Inc during each of the last three hockey seasons to raise awareness about prostate cancer and men’s health throughout the month of November, and Brovember Inc will be the main beneficiary of this year’s Bowl-A-Thon.
As part of the fundraiser, IceHogs players, coaches and other team personnel will be at Cherry Bowl throughout the afternoon on Nov. 5 to bowl with fans and raise money for the IceHogs Charitable Foundation. A portion of this year’s proceeds will also benefit Brovember Inc, and will be totaled alongside funds from the IceHogs’ “beard-a-thon” and “Brovember Night” in November.
Admission to the popular fundraiser is $50 per individual bowler. Teams of four bowlers may also register for a group rate of $175 per team, with each registrant receiving two games of bowling, shoe and ball rentals and a raffle ticket for a chance to win a variety of great prizes.
Groups of four may also upgrade their Bowl-A-Thon package for an additional $50 to guarantee their party bowls with an IceHogs player. Those who purchase the $50 upgrade will then be entered into a lottery to determine which IceHogs player they will be paired with for the event. Group registration to bowl with an IceHogs player is limited to 20 teams, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
All remaining IceHogs personnel, along with on-air personalities from WIFR-TV (channel 23) will be randomly assigned to a bowling lane, but fans are highly encouraged to mingle with the entire team throughout the event. Fans are also welcome to get autographs and take pictures with their favorite IceHogs players and coaches during the fundraiser.
Fans interested in attending the event without participating in bowling can take advantage of $10 viewing tickets. Each viewing ticket will grant the purchaser with access to the event along with a raffle ticket. The viewing tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door at the event.
In addition to bowling, this year’s fundraiser will also feature both a 50/50 drawing and premium-prize raffle. Premium tickets will be sold for $5 each (or $20 for five tickets), and prizes include Chicago Blackhawks tickets, game-worn IceHogs jersey, a suite for an IceHogs game, Club Lounge tickets to a Hogs home game and an IceHogs team-signed stick.
A portion of proceeds from the Bowl-A-Thon and each IceHogs raffle will benefit Brovember Inc. The non-profit organization was established in Rockford by local resident and business owner, Dave Armstrong, who launched the initiative in June, 2012 after one of his clients was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Brovember Inc. has since developed numerous initiatives to raise funds for cancer research and help establish local healthcare programs. Along with its successful “beard-a-thon” fundraiser each November, the organization also recently expanded its outreach to create a Brovember U.S. Endowment with the University of Illinois College of Medicine.
The IceHogs and Brovember Inc. will partner for “Brovember Night” at the BMO Harris Bank Center for the third straight year this November. Time and date for the event will be announced at a later date.
Season Tickets for 2017-18 on Sale Now: Don’t miss a moment of the action by reserving your seats for the IceHogs 19th season of professional hockey and 11th as the top AHL affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks. Opening night is Oct. 14 and ticket packages begin as low as $105 for a seven-game mini pack. Please contact us at (815) 847-6399 or visit icehogs.com to claim your spots for this upcoming season.
About Brovember Inc:
Brovember Inc. is a registered charitable organization established to promote the awareness of men's cancer issues and to raise funds to establish local healthcare programs and other worthwhile causes locally. The organization's efforts have expanded in promoting the awareness and raising funds for the Brovember US Endowment/Prostate Cancer Research with the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine at Rockford. We are committed to supporting and providing access to the local cancer initiatives that provide the needed resources in our community through our innovative, fun and engaging campaigns.
About the IceHogs Charitable Foundation:
During 18 years of professional hockey in Rockford, the IceHogs organization has established itself as a leader in the community through donations, community appearances and events. All proceeds from every IceHogs fundraiser have been poured back into the Rockford community to benefit local charities, kids, and families in need, and the IceHogs have contributed over $1 million since the team’s inception in 1999. For more information about the IceHogs Charitable Foundation, visit IceHogs.com or call (815) 986-6465.