The Chicago Wolves revealed the 2016-17 promotional schedule on Friday that features a wide array of giveaways, community events and theme nights throughout the course of the team’s 38-game home schedule at Allstate Arena.
The Wolves host their 23rd home opener on Saturday, Oct. 15, with a 7 p.m. game against the Grand Rapids Griffins. The celebration begins with a free tailgate party from 4 to 6 p.m. in Allstate Arena’s West Lot. The first 5,000 fans to enter the game receive a Static Cling schedule, courtesy of Savers Thrift Superstore.
The Static Cling schedule marks the first of seven giveaways during the American Hockey League season. Epilepsy Awareness Night on Dec. 17 features T-shirts for the first 2,500 presented by Heidenhain. Wolves wall calendars will be given away to the first 5,000 on Dec. 22 while Wolves pint glasses, presented by Pepsi, will be handed out to the first 2,500 on Dec. 30.
During the second half of the season, American Girl Night on March 4 delivers doll-sized scarves and T-shirts for the first 5,000 girls to enter the arena. Wolves trading cards, presented by Vienna Beef, will go to the first 5,000 fans on April 1 and Brett Sterling bobbleheads, presented by CW50, will be handed out to the first 2,500 on April 2.
The Wolves maintain their strong commitment to Chicago-area causes and communities with a string of events that starts with Breast Cancer Awareness Night on Oct. 29, which benefits A Silver Lining Foundation. The Salute to Military Families, presented by the Illinois Lottery Veterans Cash Ticket, will be held on Nov. 19. Faith and Fellowship Night, presented by Judson University, features a postgame concert by recording artist Julianna Zobrist on Feb. 4. Military Appreciation Night will be held on April 8, and the Wolves close out the regular season with First Responders Night, presented by Turtle Wax, on April 15.
The team’s theme nights begin with Pokémon GO Day on Oct. 30 and Star Wars Night on Dec. 3 and also feature Girl Scout Day (Jan. 7) and Superhero Day (March 5).
The Wolves’ long-running partnership with Chicago’s Animal Care and Control continues with seven Adopt-A-Dog Nights – the first of which will be held during the home opener on Oct. 15 – and the cause will be highlighted further with the season’s first commemorative jerseys. The Wolves will wear exclusive Animal Adoption Awareness Jerseys on Jan. 7, 11 and 21 with proceeds bene ting animal adoption-related causes and Chicago Wolves Charities.
For the 21st consecutive year, the Wolves will don commemorative St. Patrick’s Day jerseys in March. One of the Wolves’ strongest traditions will be carried out on March 15 and 18, and proceeds from the jerseys, presented by Jewel-Osco, will help Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago and Chicago Wolves Charities.
Fans who enjoy the team’s postgame events can take part in player autograph sessions, presented by Little Debbie, following every Sunday afternoon home game from October through March. The Wolves will host postgame skates on four Saturday nights: Nov. 26, Dec. 17, Jan. 21 and March 4.
The complete list of the team’s 2016-17 promotions can be found at ChicagoWolves.com. To purchase a season-ticket package or arrange a group outing, visit ChicagoWolves.com or call 1-800-THE- WOLVES.