The Chicago Blackhawks will wear one-of-a-kind camouflage warm-up jerseys on Thursday, Nov. 12, before hosting the New Jersey Devils at the United Center at 7:30 p.m., while coaches, players and broadcasters will wear camouflage ties. This marks the sixth season that the Blackhawks will wear the jerseys, courtesy of Boeing, in support of the USO of Illinois and those that serve in our nation’s 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 accompanied by an autographed photo. The auction on chicagoblackhawks.com will begin on Thursday, Nov. 12, and run through 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 30, with all proceeds benefitting the USO of Illinois.
In honor of Veterans Day, the Blackhawks will recognize Purple Heart Recipients on the ice during the game. Through Boeing, 100 tickets were donated to allow military members and their guests the opportunity to attend Thursday’s game. Many Blackhawks season ticketholders and fans also donated their tickets to the USO of Illinois for active military members.
The Blackhawks will also raffle an autographed camouflage practice jersey on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the Michigan Avenue, Oakbrook and Old Orchard Blackhawks Store locations and all military members will receive a 25 percent discount at all Blackhawks Store locations. For more information, please check the Blackhawks Store calendar of events. Additionally, the Blackhawks and Rags of Honor will announce the launch of a holiday commemorative t-shirt, which will be available for purchase in stores on Friday, Nov. 27. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to Rags of Honor, which 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.
Thursday’s game will be broadcast locally on Comcast SportsNet and can be heard on WGN Radio AM-720.