Rockford Career College, as part of its sesquicentennial celebration, is offering free IceHogs tickets to unemployed and economically disadvantaged residents and their families to nearly all home games through the rest of the season.
Vouchers for the tickets will be available starting Monday at two locations:
- The Workforce Connection, 303 N. Main St. (inside the SupplyCore building; also the home of the Illinois Department of Employment Security office), from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Rockford Career College, 1130 S. Alpine Road (in the Heartland Community Church building), from 1-5 p.m. weekdays.
The vouchers can then be taken to the BMO Harris Bank Center (nee the MetroCentre) and exchanged for tickets at the box office. The vouchers can be used for any non-Saturday game this season, with the exception of March 11.
The “150 years of breakaway careers” promotion will run as long as the voucher supply lasts. Eligibility for the vouchers is on the honor system.
“As an institution that has helped so many unemployed and underemployed people advance their careers, we wanted to share our celebration of that accomplishment with the community in a fun and meaningful way,” Rockford Career College President Steve Gibson said in a news release. “We’d like to help as many Rockford-area families in need as possible get away from it all for an evening.”
In October, 21,491 residents of Boone and Winnebago counties were out of work and looking for a job. The BMO Harris Bank Center can hold about 6,000 people at a typical IceHogs game.