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St. Patrick’s Day Jersey Auction and Raffle

Chicago Wolves players wore exclusive St. Patrick’s Day Jerseys, presented by Jewel-Osco, when they hosted the Manitoba Moose on March 16 and the Iowa Wild on March 17 at Allstate Arena.

These jerseys were available to own through multiple auctions and raffles with proceeds benefitting Easterseals and Chicago Wolves Charities, driven by Kia.

The Wolves are working with Easterseals to promote autism awareness. Easterseals is committed to the comprehensive health and wellness of Americans living with disabilities with outcomes-based services for all disabilities.

Wolves players Cavan Fitzgerald, Chris Terry, Keith Kinkaid, Adam Scheel, Kyle Marino, Rocco Grimaldi
and Vasily Ponomarev, along with mascot Skates, had a different jersey for each of the two games. Being
issued multiple jerseys enabled the Wolves and their fans to maximize their support of Easterseals and
their invaluable work.

These jerseys were available for auction and raffle in the following ways:



Seven St. Patrick’s Day jerseys were available via blind auction. The process was easy: Fans simply bid the highest amount they were willing to pay for a specific jersey and the highest bid submitted for each jersey by 12 p.m. CDT on Monday, March 18 was the winner. The minimum bid was $275 and no one knew what others were bidding.

Players with jerseys in the blind auction were Chris Terry, Keith Kinkaid, Adam Scheel, Kyle Marino, Rocco Grimaldi, Vasily Ponomarev, along with a Team-Signed Jersey and mascot Skates’ jersey. The blind auction was entered online and at Allstate Arena. The online portion of the blind auction opened on Friday, March 1. To bid in-arena, fans were able to pick up a blind auction form at the Chicago Wolves Charities Table behind Section 105 at the games on March 16 and 17.


A silent auction was available for all remaining St. Patrick’s Day jerseys. The silent auction could have been entered online and at Allstate Arena. The online portion of the auction opened Friday, March 1 and closed Saturday, March 16 at 11 p.m. CDT. Fans placed a bid on their favorite player’s jersey at the Chicago Wolves Charities Table behind Section 105. Bidding in-arena began Saturday, March 16 at 6 p.m., and concluded at the end of the second intermission Sunday, March 17.







Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is characterized by:

  • Ongoing social problems that include difficulty communicating and interacting with others.
  • Repetitive behaviors as well as limited interests or activities.
  • Symptoms that typically are recognized in the first two years of life.
  • Symptoms that hurt the individual’s ability to function socially, at school or work, or other
    areas of life.

  • Autism greatly varies from person to person.
  • Autism spectrum disorder is one of the fastest-growing developmental disorders in the United States.
  • Autism can be reliably diagnosed by a specialist by age 2, but the average age of autism diagnosis in
    the U.S. is 5 years.
  • An estimated 2.2% of adults in the U.S. are autistic, according to a CDC report.
  • Nearly 78 percent of children with autism have at least one co-occurring mental health condition such
    as ADHD, anxiety, depression.
  • Prevalence of autism in the United States is currently estimated at 1 in 36 children.
  • Boys are four times more likely than girls to be diagnosed with autism. Research suggests that girls
    may not show autism in the same way as boys and might go undiagnosed because of that. Girls are more
    likely to camouflage or hide signs.
  • About 40 percent of children with autism are nonverbal. For many, language develops later than their
    neurotypical peers.
  • Autism – also referred to as autism spectrum disorder constitutes a diverse group of conditions related
    to development of the brain.
  • Characteristics may be detected in early childhood, but autism is often not diagnosed until much later.
  • The abilities and needs of autistic people vary and can evolve over time. While some people with
    autism can live independently, others have severe disabilities and require life-long care.