It turns out the IceHogs are good at more than just hockey – or at least some of them are. The Stateline’s favorite hockey players were at the Cherry Bowl in Rockford on Sunday, where they took on bowling for their annual Bowl-A-Thon. Fans bought tickets for the chance to bowl with players, coaches, and team personnel, with the proceeds benefitting the IceHogs Charitable Foundation. The event also raised money for Brovember Inc., a local nonprofit raising awareness about prostate cancer and men’s health.
“Last year was the first year we’ve been a part of this event and it’s great to see everybody come out [and] have fun like this,” Founder and President of Brovember Inc. Dave Armstrong said.
The event allowed for plenty of fan and player interaction, something IceHogs defenseman and Rockford area native Josh McArdle really appreciates.
“Any time me getting to be out in the community with fellow Rockfordians – if that’s the word – it’s for a great cause,” McArdle said. “They get to meet the players, get to know us a little more on a personal basis. It’s great. Everything about it is awesome.”