This past Friday night, we went to a charity hockey game at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL. It featured the players from the 2010 Champion Blackhawks team and other NHL players including many that flew in from different states. Also, former Cubs Ryan Dempster "coached" the Chicago team and Bears Robbie Gould "coached" the World team. The game was to raise money for the Ronald McDonald Foundation and 11,649 fans showed up. What made this really amazing was that it was all planned within 2 weeks and had no advertising besides a couple of write-ups in the newspaper. People traveled from all over Illinois to see this game and I even saw some cars with Indiana license plates. It was a fun game for a good cause. Here are a few photos from the game that I thought I'd share:
Be on the look-out for other charity hockey games going on throughout the U.S., especially with the NHL lock-out. Friday night one NHL player from Minnesota had mentioned that he was playing in a charity game tonight (Sunday night). This game will take place at the University of Minnesota and will benefit the children of members of the military.