This Saturday, March 3rd the Rockford IceHogs and Easterseals of Rockford will be hosting their 6th Annual Autism Awareness game.

The IceHogs will be hosting the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins with a 6PM puck drop. The first 1,500 fans will receive a free puzzle piece cookie cutter and cookie recipe card, courtesy of Easterseals and the Autism Program of Illinois. These gifts were assembled by the Leo Club or volunteers, all of whom have autism or other disabilities.

This game is always a ton of fun. I've been lucky enough to be apart of the last couple of Autism Awareness games with the IceHogs. The scavenger hunt that is set up around the BMO concourse is a fun activity to participate in with your family before the game begins.  New this year, will be clues on the Jumbotron. The prizes are nice too, my daughter was the winner the first year we completed it. It's also a unique way to educate people on Autism and it's many pieces.

Also set up in the concourse are gift baskets full of goodies that each player has picked out themselves, or with the help of their wives and girlfriends. These baskets are all different and can be bid on by silent auction. Each basket is filled by a different player, containing items like gift cards to their favorite restaurants, favorite candy, favorite wine or alcohol, favorite video games,movies etc.

The mystery pucks are also a big hit on Autism Awareness night! There will be 700 pucks available. There are 144 signed by Blackhawks players, with the rest being signed by IceHogs players. You'll be able to purchase them at 1 for $15 or 2 for $25. All of the pucks were generously donated by Lawncare by Walter and will only be available for purchase at the game.

All proceeds from these items up for sale with go to Autism Program of Easterseals in Rockford.

This game is very close to selling out, so get your tickets soon! If you purchase them through this link, $5 from your purchase will go to the Autism Program of Easterseals Rockford. For any questions or to purchase tickets over the phone please contact McKenna at 815-847-6386 or ryanm@icehogs.com. If you do purchase your tickets over the phone make sure to mention Autism or Autism Program of Easterseals Rockford to insure they receive the $5 from your ticket purchase.

Here's the link again to purchase your tickets online: https://www.fevo.com/edp/6th-Autism-Awareness-Night-nbz3rxSk