Steel Partner with Marshfield Clinic Health System for Superhero Jersey Auction
Chippewa Falls, WI – The Chippewa Steel have partnered with Marshfield Clinic Health System to give fans the opportunity to bid on game-worn Superhero jerseys as part of Superhero Night scheduled for Friday, February 22nd. Fans will have the opportunity to bid on these game worn jerseys when the Steel take on the Minnesota Magicians at 7:10 pm. The auction will end with 15 minutes remaining in the 3rd period. Winners will be able to claim their jerseys following the game. Proceeds from the auction will benefit CLIMB Eau Claire Fund.
“Marshfield Clinic Health System is excited to sponsor the Chippewa Steel’s Superhero Night. Kids should be in an ice arena playing hockey or watching hockey with their friends and family, but we are here when they need care. We are proud to provide pediatric care locally and have an accredited Children’s Hospital in Marshfield when more specialized care is needed.” – Dr. Robert Bullwinkle, Marshfield Clinic Health System Chippewa Valley Pediatrician.
“We’re delighted to partner with Marshfield Clinic Health System on this Superhero jersey auction and support the CLIMB Eau Claire Fund. This is an example of a great partnership where we can provide our fans with a great opportunity to bid on these specialty jerseys while supporting a great cause,” Steel Business Manager Jake Serwe stated.
More information on CLIMB®: Talking to kids about cancer can be difficult. That’s why Marshfield Clinic Health System offers CLIMB® (Children’s Lives Include Moments of Bravery), a free six week course that provides emotional support to kids who have a parent or other loved one diagnosed with cancer. The program is open to the community regardless of where treatment is being received. Children learn that being sad, frightened, and even angry is okay. Specially trained facilitators help them work through those feelings with open discussions, activities, and other projects. In the end, children and their families can attend a graduation ceremony to mark their progress in coping with cancer. Financial gifts to this program provide much needed materials for projects and activities, meals for the kids during the program so mom and dad can take a little time for themselves, and visual aids such as a big teddy bear which demonstrates IV placement and other forms of treatment.
Tickets for Superhero Night presented by Marshfield Clinic Health System are available by calling the Steel office at 715-861-2131 or visiting chippewasteelhockey.com.
The Chippewa Steel are members of the NAHL which is the oldest and largest junior hockey league of its kind in the United States and one of only two USA Hockey-certified leagues that operate under the non pay-to-play model. The NAHL is also one of the best at advancing players to NCAA and professional hockey. Notable Alumni of the NAHL include Ryan Suter (MIN), Patrick Kane (CHI) and Phil Kessel (PIT) All league games are viewable via HockeyTV. For more information, visit chippewasteelhockey.com.