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OVER $50,000 RAISED FROM ICEHOGS 18TH ANNUAL JERSEY AUCTION

Photo by Holly Sias
04/01/2017 11:32 PM

Article By: Rockford IceHogs

Rockford, Ill. - The Rockford IceHogs hosted their 18th annual Jersey Auction, presented by Insurance King, on Saturday night following the team's thrilling 4-1 victory over the Central Division-leading Grand Rapids Griffins at the BMO Harris Bank Center. Through the live-auction on the ice and a silent auction and jersey raffle during the game, the IceHogs and their fans helped raise $51,115. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Special Olympics - Illinois.

In honor of April Fools' Day, the IceHogs wore special court-jester themed jerseys while taking a 4-1 win over division rival Grand Rapids. The live auction on the ice garnered $41,600, while the jersey raffle and concourse-based blind-silent auction contributed an additional $9,915 for a grand total of $51,115 raised for local charities.

Through 18 years of the event, the IceHogs and their fans have helped raise $934,926 for Rockford-area charities.

Fans who were unable to attend tonight’s jersey auction game or did not win an IceHogs Court Jester Hammy jersey can still take home one of the specialty sweaters. Later next week, the IceHogs will post jerseys for Martin Lundberg, Nick Schmaltz and Vince Hinostroza on the team’s eBay store.

The IceHogs will donate a portion of the funds from the 17th Annual Jersey Auction to Special Olympics - Illinois. Special Olympics is a global organization that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sport, every day around the world. Through programming in sports, health, education and community building, Special Olympics is changing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities solving the global injustice, isolation, intolerance and inactivity they face. Special Olympics - Illinois provides opportunities for more than 22,000 athletes, more than 20,000 Young Athletes, 45,000 volunteers and thousands more people statewide through 18 Area programs in all 102 counties of the state.

 

  Player Amount
8 Viktor Svedberg $1,700
9 Tyler Motte $1,800
11 Jake Dowell $2,100
31 Lars Johansson $1,700
53 Brandon Mashinter $2,000
6 Erik Gustafsson $1,600
14 Chris DeSousa $1,800
27 Kyle Baun $1,900
17 Jeremy Langlois $1,600
35 Mac Carruth $2,000
19 Gustav Forsling $1,400
21 Robin Norell $1,700
20 Matheson Iacopelli $1,700
13 Anthony Louis $1,700
37 Luke Johnson $2,000
32 Carl Dahlstrom $1,700
26 Evan Mosey $1,800
29 Ville Pokka $1,700
30 Jeff Glass $1,800
2 Luc Snuggerud $1,900
24 Michael Latta $2,000
22 Pierre-Cedric Labrie $3,600
  Jersey Auction Total $41,600
  Silent Auction/Jersey Raffle $9,915
  Total $51,115