Article By: Nate Haeni
09/05/2012 8:21 AM - Rockford, Ill.- With the 2012-13 regular season fast approaching, the Rockford IceHogs, Lou Bachrodt Auto Mall and Cumulus Broadcasting are hosting a fundraiser to benefit Operation Homefront on Saturday, Sept. 8.
Fans can join IceHogs forward Wade Brookbank, team ambassador Oak Hewer, Hammy, along with members from the IceHogs coaching staff from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lou Bachrodt Auto Mall, located at 7070 Cherryvale North Boulevard by the CherryVale Mall.
All team personnel will be on hand to meet with fans, sign autographs and take pictures. The Rockford Park District will have street hockey equipment setup for kids to show off their skills. The IceHogs will also have hockey gear available for kids to try on and test out what the pros wear.
Fans will have a chance to purchase tickets to the IceHogs home opener on Saturday, Oct. 20 at the BMO Harris Bank Center for $15, with $5 from every ticket sold being donated to the charity.
About Operation Homefront
Operation Homefront (OH) provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of service members and wounded warriors.
In 2011, Operation Homefront met 155,984 needs for military families, including active duty, Guard and Reserve members from all branches of service. Since its inception, Operation Homefront has provided more than $128 million dollars of funding to programs to benefit military families. Moreover, it has served more than 4,200 wounded warriors and their families.
For more information regarding IceHogs Fundraisers for your organization, call the IceHogs office at (815) 847-6399 or visit icehogs.com.
Season Tickets On Sale: Season ticket packages for the IceHogs 14th season of professional hockey in Rockford, including sixth as the AHL affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks, are now on sale. Call (815) 847-6399 to reserve your seats or visit icehogs.com for more information.