The Chicago Blackhawks will wear one-of-a-kind camouflage warm-up jerseys (photo above) on Tuesday, Nov. 11, before hosting the Tampa Bay Lightning at the United Center at 7:30 p.m., while coaches and broadcasters will wear camouflage ties. This marks the fifth season that the Blackhawks will wear the jerseys, courtesy of Boeing, in support of the USO of Illinois and those that serve or have served in the military, at home and away.
Each warm-up jersey will be autographed by the player who wore it and auctioned off online, in addition to the ties worn by coaches, broadcasters and players, which will be auctioned off online with an autographed photo. The auction on chicagoblackhawks.com will begin on Tuesday, Nov. 11, and run through 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 24, with all proceeds benefitting the USO of Illinois.
The Blackhawks will also host a special military salute during the game in honor of Veterans Day. Through Boeing, 100 tickets were donated to allow these military members and their guests the opportunity to attend Tuesday’s game. Many Blackhawks Season Ticketholders and fans also donated their tickets to veterans and active military members. For more information, please visit chicagoblackhawks.com.
Additionally, WGN Radio AM-720 will broadcast live from the Blackhawks Store (333 N. Michigan Ave.) from 6-10 a.m., featuring special guests; the store will open at 7 a.m. on Tuesday. The first 150 fans to make a purchase at the Blackhawks Store on Michigan Avenue will receive a commemorative, special-edition camouflage puck, along with the first 100 fans to make a purchase at the United Center and the first 40 fans to make a purchase at the Oakbrook store location. Military members will receive a 25% discount at all Blackhawks Store locations.
All Blackhawks Store locations will also introduce the exclusive Rags of Honor Blackhawks product line. Rags of Honor is the only silk screen company devoted to hiring homeless and unemployed veterans; all merchandise is designed and printed by veterans who were homeless and unemployed after serving their country. A portion of the proceeds from Rags of Honor purchases will be donated to the USO of Illinois and Rags of Honor.
Tuesday’s game will be broadcast locally on Comcast SportsNet and can be heard on WGN Radio AM-720 (also simulcast on 87.7FM The Game).
ABOUT USO OF ILLINOIS
The USO of Illinois is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, privately funded through the generosity of the American people. Annually, the USO of Illinois supports the morale, well-being and quality of life of over 300,000 active duty, guard and reserve military and military families with over 300 programs and services that provide unique recreational, educational, and cultural opportunities, and USO Center facilities at Midway Airport, Naval Station Great Lakes, O’Hare International Airport, Terminal 2 and Terminal 3, and the Rock Island Arsenal. The USO of Illinois delivers its mission with the help of hundreds of dedicated volunteers, who donate nearly 20,000 hours of service annually. For more information, visit usoofillinois.org.