Article By: Chris Etheridge
03/31/2009 10:48 AM -
Don’t miss the Stanley Cup in its first ever visit to the MetroCentre
Rockford, Ill.- The Rockford IceHogs and Saturn of Rockford are giving fans at Saturday’s 10th Annual Jersey Auction a chance to win a 2009 Saturn Sky. Additionally, IceHogs President Mark Bernard has released further details about the Stanley Cup’s visit to the Rockford MetroCentre.
Five fans, 18 years or older with a valid driver’s license, will be selected at random to have a chance to win a new 2009 Saturn Sky valued at $31,000. Register through the first intermission at the IceHogs Fan Center.
In Saturday’s annual Jersey Auction game, presented by Saturn of Rockford, Dental Dimensions and 13 WREX, the IceHogs will wear special “Dark Hammy” jerseys against the Milwaukee Admirals at the Rockford MetroCentre. The puck drops at 7:05 p.m.
After the game the players’ game-worn jerseys will be auctioned off of their backs to benefit the IceHogs Charitable Foundation and its beneficiaries including the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Boys and Girls Clubs, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of the Rock River Valley and Big Brothers/Big Sisters.
The first 2,000 fans will also pick up a commemorative “Dark Hammy” t-shirt courtesy of Saturn, Pepsi, Lincoln Rent-All, Guerilla Graffix, 13 WREX and MedicineMan.
The Stanley Cup will be on display throughout the game. To accommodate an expected high volume of visitors, doors to the arena will open at 5 p.m. – 30 minutes earlier than originally scheduled – and the Stanley Cup will be available for photo opportunities until 15 minutes after the game ends. No professional photographer will be provided and fans are encouraged to bring their own cameras.
After the live jersey auction, each winning bidder will get an opportunity to have a professional photograph, provided by Jim Orlando Photography, taken with the player and the Stanley Cup.
Next Home Game: Saturday, April 4 vs. Milwaukee Admirals. Game time is 7:05 p.m. The Annual Jersey Auction game is finally here as the IceHogs jump into “The Dark Hammy” jerseys to benefit the IceHogs Charitable Foundation. The first 2,000 fans will pick up a commemorative t-shirt courtesy of Saturn, Pepsi, 13 WREX and MedicineMan. Also, don’t miss the Stanley Cup as hockey’s most coveted trophy makes its first visit to the Rockford MetroCentre.
Stanley Cup Fact: The Stanley Cup is the only trophy in professional sports that has the names of the winning players, coaches, management and club staff engraved on it. See the Stanley Cup at the Rockford MetroCentre on Saturday. For tickets call 815-968-5222 or visit metrocentre.com.