The Rockford Icehogs hosted the Iowa Wild, Saturday night. While a division game is always exciting, there’s another reason fans had to came out to the game.
Saturday’s matchup was the 7th annual Autism Awareness Night, and fans rallied around the cause. The Easterseals Autism Program had a table set up with information about the Autism Spectrum Disorder to anyone that wanted to know more. They also had things for supportive fans to buylike mystery autographed pucks, in hopes of seeing a favorite player’s signature when unwrapped. Members of the organizations and fans alike were seen wearing the puzzle piece logo with pride. The event raises money for the Easterseals Autism Program, while making sure everyone in the program gets a chance to be involved in the community.
“There’s so many children and adults that have autism and it really shows that we can be out in the community and interact. They want the same things that we want so it’s a great time to get together and have fun”, said Easterseals Autism Program Manager, Lori Davie.
Anyone willing to donate doesn’t have to wait for the annual event, they can go to Eastersealschicago.com for year round donations.