In honor of Veteran’s Day, the Blackhawks will wear special warm-up jerseys during their game Thursday.
As they’ve done before, the Blackhawks will come out in the special warm-ups before the game. The players will wear camouflage jerseys as they take the ice at the United Center against New Jersey. Similarly, the coaches on the bench will wear camouflage ties.
This is the sixth season the Blackhawks have worn the special sweaters.
Following the game, each warm-up and tie will be auctioned off online, according to the Blackhawks website. Each item will also include an autographed photo. The auction will last from Thursday through Monday. All proceeds will benefit the USO of Illinois.
The Blackhawks will also raffle an autographed camouflage practice jersey on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the Michigan Avenue, Oakbrook and Old Orchard Blackhawks Store locations and all military members will receive a 25 percent discount at all Blackhawks Store locations. For more information, please check the Blackhawks Store calendar of events. Additionally, the Blackhawks and Rags of Honor will announce the launch of a holiday commemorative t-shirt, which will be available for purchase in stores on Friday, Nov. 27. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to Rags of Honor, which is the only silk screen company devoted to hiring homeless and unemployed veterans; all merchandise is designed and printed by veterans who were homeless and unemployed after serving their country.
The Blackhawks have already had a similar event earlier this season. Before their game last week against the Blues, the Blackhawks wore lavender warm-ups as part of their “Hockey Fights Cancer Night.”