The Chicago Blackhawks will wear one-of-a-kind green St. Patrick’s Day warm-up jerseys on Sunday, March 18, before hosting the St. Louis Blues at the United Center at 6:30 p.m.
Each autographed warm-up jersey will be auctioned off online. All jerseys will be auctioned off to fans on auctions.nhl.com from Sunday, March 18, through Sunday, April 1, with all proceeds benefitting the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation. Select green apparel will be available for purchase at United Center retail locations including the Madhouse Team Store and Blackhawks Store located by section 117, in addition to the Michigan Avenue location.
The Blackhawks, in partnership with preferred energy partner Constellation, will also host ‘Go Green Night’ at the United Center on Tuesday, March 20, when the team faces off against the Colorado Avalanche at 7:30 p.m. Constellation will provide the first 10,000 fans to enter the building with reusable, Blackhawks-branded cooler bags.
As part of its ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability, the NHL, its member clubs and partners are celebrating its third annual NHL Green™ initiative, expanding from one week to a month-long campaign for the first time. Since its launch in 2010, NHL Green™ has been committed to promoting green business practices across the League as well as preserving the environment, including the frozen ponds that inspired and cultivated the game more than 100 years ago. Looking ahead to the next century, the League will ‘Play It Forward’ as it continues to ensure hockey stays connected to its roots while being sustainable for future generations. League-wide efforts to innovate, transform and inspire across key environmental categories include water restoration initiatives, landfill reduction, efficient electricity use, sustainable landscaping, and increased recycling via gear donations. For more information, visit NHL.com/Green.
In-game presentation during Tuesday’s contest will feature various videos on how to maintain environmentally friendly practices. Constellation will supply Green-e Energy Certified Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) to match the electricity use during the ‘Go Green Night’ game with energy generated from environmentally-responsible renewable resources minimizing the carbon footprint of the game. Green-e Energy certifies that renewable energy certificates meet the minimum environmental and consumer protection standards established by the non-profit Center for Resource Solutions. For more information on Green-e Energy certification requirements, please visit green-e.org.