The Blackhawks will host "Hockey Is For Everyone" night when they return from their bye week on Feb. 18 against the Edmonton Oilers at the United Center.
To support the LGBTQ community, players will use "pride tape" on their stricks during warmups, and several of them will be auctioned off online on NHL.com from Feb. 20 through Feb. 27. All proceeds will benefit the You Can Play Project.
Here's more information, via the team's press release:
Hockey Is For Everyone, You Can Play Project, Chicago Gay Hockey Association, Center on Halsted and Hockey On Your Block will be located throughout the United Center concourse during the game. A portion of the Blackhawks silent auction and Split the Pot proceeds will benefit the organizations tabling on the concourse. Representatives from You Can Play Project and Hockey On Your Block will also participate in Shoot the Puck.
The Blackhawks and Stanley Cup Champion Ben Eager will also host a floor hockey clinic at the Center on Halsted on Wednesday, Feb. 15. The Center on Halsted is the Midwest's most comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing community and securing the health and well-being of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) people of Chicagoland. More than 1,000 community members visit the Center every day, located in the heart of Chicago's Lakeview Neighborhood.
The Blackhawks will also host a private screening of “Soul on Ice: Past, Present, and Future” for Hockey On Your Block students at the Harper Theatre in Hyde Park on March 2, with CSN analyst Jamal Mayers and film creator Kwame Damon Mason hosting an open discussion for students afterwards.