GLENVIEW, Ill. — The Chicago Wolves are ready to wear their commemorative St. Patrick’s Day jerseys, presented by Jewel-Osco, during their next two home games to raise money for Easterseals Metropolitan Chicago and Chicago Wolves Charities.
This marks the 21st consecutive season the Wolves have helped local charities with their popular St. Patrick’s Day jersey, which makes its debut during Wednesday’s 7 p.m. game against the Texas Stars. The Wolves also will don the jerseys for Saturday’s first-place showdown with the Grand Rapids Griffins at Allstate Arena.
Easterseals Metropolitan Chicago, the fundraiser’s primary beneficiary, runs the Therapeutic School and Center for Autism Research. The organization is building a $42 million facility that’s custom-designed to meet the special needs of students with autism, emotional behavior disorders, and severe learning disabilities.
“Every year, Easterseals’ task becomes bigger as the number of children being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder keeps growing dramatically,” said Courtney Mahoney, Wolves senior vice president of operations. “Because the people at Easterseals do such great work, we’re inspired to do everything we can to help them continue to provide such essential services.”
To aid Easterseals’ efforts, the Wolves are offering their jerseys via silent auction, blind auction and a special Golden Ticket raffle. Wolves forward Brett Sterling, the No. 1 active goal-scorer in the American Hockey League, has volunteered to wear different jerseys for each of the two games. One of those jerseys will be available only through the Golden Ticket raffle, which offers 50 tickets at $50 apiece on a first-come, first-served basis. A limited number of tickets are still available online.
Forward Jordan Caron’s exclusive jersey will be available via blind auction. All other official St. Patrick’s Day jerseys (including Sterling’s second game-worn jersey) can be won via silent auction. The silent auction also features jerseys representing Wolves head coach Craig Berube, assistant coaches Darryl Sydor and Daniel Tkaczuk, general manager Wendell Young, senior executive vice president Wayne Messmer and color analyst Billy Gardner as well as a personalized jersey where the winner can choose the name on the back of the No. 17 jersey.
To participate in the silent and blind auctions, visit the Chicago Wolves Charities booth behind Section 105 at Allstate Arena. These auctions conclude at the end of the second intermission of Saturday’s game against Grand Rapids.
Click here to purchase a Golden Ticket or contact Camille Colletti at (847) 832-1954 for more information about the St. Patrick’s Day jersey raffle and auction