Rockford- Following Sunday’s game against the Chicago Wolves, fans stuck around for the 15th annual jersey auction benefitting March of Dimes. The players’ purple jerseys that they wore in Sunday’s game were auctioned off to the highest bidder.
“It's really important to give back to our community and I think every hockey player, they like to do that. We play hockey for a living and some people they have it harder. So everytime we can give back to the community, we like it,” says David Gilbert, IceHogs Center.
“One thing I always enjoyed about the American Hockey League is every team does these kinds of things were you got a special jersey for the night and they get auctioned off to raise money. It's a big thing for the fans because they get unique one of a kind made jerseys and it's obviously a good cause because the money goes to charity,” says Jason LaBarbera, IceHogs goalie.
Jason LaBarbera’s jersey went for $2,250. Joakim Nordstrom had the highest selling jersey for $2300. The total amount raised in the auction Sunday for March of Dimes was $43,795.