It has been said that hockey players are out for blood. Now, that's literally true. On Monday, Nov. 1, the Chicago Wolves and LifeSource will team up for a blood drive at the Hoffman Estates Park District Community Center and Ice Arena, 1685 W. Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The first 150 donors will receive a Chicago Wolves hat. Everyone who donates blood will be eligible to win Wolves prizes including tickets to a game and an autographed jersey. Skates, the Wolves mascot, and players including Akim Aliu, Arturs Kulda, Andrew Kozek and Paul Postma will be on hand throughout the event to meet donors and sign autographs.
You can schedule an appointment to donate by calling 1-877-LIFESOURCE (1-877-543-3768) or by visiting the LifeSource website.
While these guys might be going for blood, they may be doing it while wearing pink.
The Wolves are also supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month at their final three home games in October with the theme "Stick it to Breast Cancer." T-shirts with the motto "Stick it to Breast Cancer" and pink pucks signed by goaltender Drew MacIntyre, team spokesman for the fundraiser, are now available for a small donation. T-shirts are $20, pucks are $10.
And if you're at Saturday night's game against the Rockford IceHogs, be sure to get there early to watch the team use pink hockey sticks during their warm-ups. The sticks will be autographed after the warm-ups and will be available through a raffle and silent auction at the Chicago Wolves Charities table in the Northeast lobby. Proceeds from the raffle and auction will benefit A Silver Lining Foundation, Buy a Mom a Mammogram and Chicago Wolves Charities.
The Wolves are urging fans to wear pink to Saturday night's game in a show of solidarity against breast cancer.