Steel Raise Funds to Benefit Kids in C.L.I.M.B. Program
EAU CLAIRE, WI- The Chippewa Steel and Marshfield Clinic Health System partnered to raise $4,150 through a superhero themed jersey auction. On Friday, February 22nd the Chippewa Steel sported superhero jerseys as part of Superhero Night. The game-worn jerseys were auctioned off to benefit C.L.I.M.B.® (Children’s Lives Include Moments of Bravery), a program that helps kids find the courage to deal with cancer in their families.
“To know the team literally took the jerseys off their back to help kids whose families have been impacted by cancer is very touching and appreciated,” said Marcy Elwood, a clinical social worker at Marshfield Medical Center- Eau Claire cancer center and co-facilitator of the C.L.I.M.B.® program. “Anyone can be a superhero. Witnessing the journey a patient with cancer and their families go through, or when you see a team come together to support a cause like this, they are all superheroes to us.”
“We’re proud to be part of the Chippewa Valley and have the ability to give back to our community through this partnership with Marshfield Clinic Health System. The bidders of the superhero jerseys were more than generous in helping raise these funds for the kids and families battling cancer,” said Jake Serwe, Business Manager of the Chippewa Steel Hockey team.
The Steel return to action at Chippewa Area Ice Area Friday, March 8th for $2 Beer Night presented by Leinenkugel’s. Tickets can be purchased by calling 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.