The Chicago Blackhawks will wear one-of-a-kind camouflage warm-up jerseys on Sunday, Nov. 5, before hosting the Montreal Canadiens at the United Center at 6:00 p.m. This marks the eighth season that the Blackhawks will wear the jerseys, courtesy of Boeing, in support of 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. New this year, a custom-painted goalie mask and a team-signed camouflage jersey will also be included in the auction. The auction on chicagoblackhawks.com will begin on Sunday, Nov. 5, and run through 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19, with all proceeds benefitting USO of Illinois.
In honor of Veterans Day, the Blackhawks will recognize 60 members of the United States Armed Forces during the National Anthem - including 30 World War II veterans, who will each be partnered with a currently-serving member from their respective branch. Additionally, during the first intermission, USO of Illinois President & CEO Alison Ruble will host a symbolic passing of Service Core Values from one serving generation to the next. This ceremony will pair a distinguished veteran from each of the five branches with a uniformed representative preparing to serve their country.
Through Boeing, 100 tickets were donated to allow military members and their guests the opportunity to attend Sunday's game. Many Blackhawks season ticketholders and fans also donated their tickets to USO of Illinois for active military members. The Blackhawks and Blackhawks Charities provide significant annual support for USO Centers across Illinois, USO Military Youth Programs, as well as USO Community Connection Programs through Salutes on the Ice.
Sunday's game will be broadcast locally on NBC Sports Chicago, streamed on NBCSportsChicago.com and on the NBC Sports app and can be heard on WGN Radio.
ABOUT USO OF ILLINOIS
The USO strengthens America's military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. Supporting more than 318,000 troops and their families every year, the USO of Illinois is a civilian 501(c)(3) non-profit that is supported solely by the generosity of the American people. For more information about the USO of Illinois, visit: www.usoofillinois.org