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Blackhawks Charities to donate to Illinois Tornado Relief Effort

by Chicago Blackhawks / Chicago Blackhawks

In an effort to aid those affected by the recent tornadoes in Fairdale and Rochelle, Ill., Chicago Blackhawks Charities will donate their portion of the Split the Pot proceeds raised during Game 3 of the Western Conference First Round vs. Nashville on Sunday, April 19, to the Illinois Tornado Relief Effort, a campaign of the McCormick Foundation. Additionally, fans attending Sunday's game can make donations at Gates 2, 3, 6 and 7 or at any concession or retail stand throughout the United Center. Chicago Blackhawks Charities will match all fan donations.

The Illinois Tornado Relief Effort supports nonprofit agencies providing disaster relief and recovery efforts to those communities hit hardest by the tornadoes. The McCormick Foundation will match the first $500,000 raised at 50 cents on the dollar. All administrative costs are paid by the foundation and its partners, allowing 100 percent of all funds raised, plus the match, to be granted directly to nonprofit organizations helping those most affected by the storm. For more information, please visit

Chicago Blackhawks Charities hold a Split the Pot raffle during each home game; half of the net proceeds from that game’s raffle ticket sales are awarded to the winner, while the other half benefit Blackhawks Charities.

The Blackhawks will host the Nashville Predators in Game 3 of the Western Conference First Round at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 19, at the United Center. The game can be seen nationally on NBC and heard on WGN Radio AM-720.

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