06/18/2008 12:16 PM
Article By:IceHogs and MetroCentre staff members contribute 84 hours to Sharefest effort
Rockford, Ill.- Staff members from the Rockford IceHogs and Rockford MetroCentre volunteered at Flinn Middle School on Tuesday as a part of Sharefest 2008.
Some 21 staff, family and friends joined volunteers from several area churches and businesses for the afternoon to paint and clean one of the three schools targeted for restoration during this year’s two-week event.
Sharefest, an initiative started in 2007 by Heartland Community Church in Rockford, runs through June 28. Last year, 2,300 volunteers donated over 14,200 hours of time to the Sharefest. With Heartland’s leadership, the community project has been expanded by several area churches and businesses in the Rock River Valley.
This year’s initiative focuses on rejuvenating classrooms and hallways at East High School, Flinn Middle School and Stiles Elementary School, which serve more than 2,800 students every year.
To learn more or find out how to help, visit rockfordsharefest.com. For pictures of the Hogs staff at Flinn, visit the IceHogs Photo Gallery.
Season Tickets Now On Sale: The Rockford IceHogs have a variety of season ticket packages available for the 2008-09 season. To find a package that works for you, call (815) 986-6465 and speak with a season ticket sales executive.
IceHogs and MetroCentre staff members contribute 84 hours to Sharefest effort