If you’re hankering for some hockey, want to support a good cause, and/or live near Geneva, Ill., then we got a good opportunity for you.
The 2017 Chicago Hockey Charity Classic, which will feature Blackhawks players Patrick Kane and Vinnie Hinostroza, is just a few days away on Saturday at 3 p.m. at Fox Valley Ice Arena, home of the USHL’s Chicago Steel.
The special event is being held to raise money for Special Olympics-Chicago, which helps provide training and competitions for athletes with disabilities. It should be a fun day, and a worthy cause for your support.
Beyond Kane and Hinostroza, the rosters for the charity game will also include broadcaster Eddie Olczyk, former Blackhawks forward Brandon Pirri, Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe, Maple Leafs goaltender Garret Sparks, and Blackhawks prospect Anthony Louis.
The game will feature two 25-minute halves, and presumably not a lot of defense.
In addition to the game, there will also be a special hockey clinic in the morning for kids, a silent auction, raffles, and other cool prizes for those attending.
So if you’re looking to get your hockey fix this weekend, or simply want to give some money to people who could really use it, then check out the Chicago Hockey Charity Classic this weekend.
Tickets for the event are $25 each, and can be purchased here. Additionally, if you’d like to donate directly to Special Olympics-Chicago, you can do so here. They’re trying to raise $100,000, and at the time of writing this, they’ve already passed $61,000. Let’s help them reach their goal!