Wolves players wore exclusive First Responders jerseys, presented by Turtle Wax, on Jan. 20 and 21.
These commemorative jerseys were available to own through a variety of initiatives with proceeds benefiting The 100 Club of Chicago and Chicago Wolves Charities.
The 100 Club of Chicago provides for the families of first responders who have lost their lives in the line of duty. This membership-based organization offers several forms of financial assistance, access to resources and moral support. All sworn federal, state, county and local first responders stationed in Cook and Lake Counties are included.
Wolves forward Scooter Vaughan wore a different jersey for each of the two games while defenseman Petteri Lindbohm has two game-issued jerseys. Having different jerseys helped support The 100 Club of Chicago and allowed the Wolves family to impact our first responders and their families to the best of our ability.
ABOUT THE PARTNERSHIP
Both Turtle Wax and the Chicago Wolves have strong ties to supporting the first responders community. Turtle Wax co-chairmen Denis and Sondra Healy have lent their support to the 100 Club of Chicago for more than 30 years. Mr. Denis Healy currently serves as the organization’s executive board vice president. Chicago sports icon and Chicago Wolves Senior Executive Vice President Wayne Messmer’s tie to first responders dates back to a critical moment on April 9, 1994, when he was shot in the throat during an attempted robbery on Chicago’s near west side. Bill Steiner and Henry Hugel of the Chicago Fire Department were first on the scene and Messmer credits them with saving his life.