Thanks to the 7 annual jersey auction, the IceHogs Charitable Foundation will have an extra $56,825 to dole out this year.
After the April 7 2-1 shoot-out loss to the Quad City Mallards, fans stuck around to bid on 29 different jerseys and several other silent auction items.
The amount raised this year eclipsed the total of $50,890 brought in last season. The all-time high auction was $62,000 in 2002-03. This brings the total amount raised over the life of the auction to slightly more than $371,000.
Several not-for-profit organizations will benefit from the proceeds, including MDA, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Northern Illinois Hospice, Rockford Area Boys and Girls Clubs, The Veterans Memorial and the Junior IceHogs.
This year, jerseys went from $650 to $3,300. The all -time record bid was $16,000 for J.F. Rivards game-worn jersey in 2000-01.
From the April 12-18, 2006, issue