Officially the Blackhawks season begins Thursday, Oct. 4th against the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins.
BUT … if you just can’t wait that long to see some of your favorite Blackhawks then you may want to check out the Chicago Hockey Charity Classic.
The event is a charity hockey game that is being put on by Illinois native Topher Scott. Scott played locally for organizations such as the Chicago Young Americans before playing for the Chicago Steel of the USHL and capping off an impressive amateur career with four years at Cornell University.
The goal of the event is to raise $100K for Special Olympics Chicago by putting together a game full of local hockey celebrities shown below.
CSN’s own Eddie Olczyk will step down from the booth and onto the ice joining a list of impressive current and former Blackhawks. And oh yeah, a guy named Patrick Kane will also be participating.
This game is not limited to only Blackhawks. It has an impressive list of Illinois natives such as:
Garret Sparks, G, Toronto Maple Leafs — Elmhurst
Robbie Russo, D, Detroit Red Wings — Westmont
John Moore, D, New Jersey Devils — Winnetka
Megan Bozek, D, USA Women's National Team — Arlington Heights
Kendall Coyne, D, USA Women's National Team — Oak Lawn
Even local Twitter celebrity @BarstoolChief is getting in on the action for a good cause.
The game is taking place on Saturday, Aug. 5th at 3 p.m. at the Fox Valley Ice Arena in Geneva. Leading up to puck drop there is a GiveGab online fundraising campaign that you can visit here, and contribute if you would like.
If you are in desperate need of seeing some Blackhawks hockey, or just want to be part of a great cause you can get your tickets to the event right here for just $25.
Better hurry up though, Scott is anticipating all 3,000 tickets to sell out.