The Chicago Wolves 5th Annual Red Kettle Game

Dec 2, 2023

The iconic Salvation Army Red Kettles were out in full force at Saturday’s Chicago Wolves game against the San Diego Gulls. It was the 5th Annual Chicago Wolves Red Kettle Game and fun was had by families throughout the stadium.

Major K. Kendall Mathews, Associate Chicago Area Commander, dropped the puck to kick off the ceremonies in front of thousands of cheering fans.

Salvation Army mascots, Captain Kettle and Captain Shield were both on hand to welcome all the youngsters into the Arena, and The Salvation Army brass band filled the concourse with the sounds of Christmas. Salvation Army employees also had games and giveaways for all hockey fans of all ages throughout the stadium.

Of course, the iconic Salvation Army Red Kettles were visible at every turn, with Wolves players’ wives and girlfriends taking turns ringing the bells.

But the highlight of the evening was the second intermission kettle toss where fans had the chance to throw pucks at a kettle at center ice – with the closest winning the grand prize.

A lot of money was raised at the game, helping fund all the programs The Salvation Army does year-round. Most of the donations collected Saturday will go towards food pantries, rent/utility assistance, and children’s programs.

Unfortunately, the result on the ice wasn’t as good as the Gulls defeated the Wolves 4-1.

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