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The Chicago Blackhawks Support The Town of Washington

By Sean Fitzgerald

Nov 4, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Chicago Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz speaks while standing beside United States president Barack Obama and the Stanley Cup during an event honoring the 2013 NHL hockey Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks at The White House. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Blackhawks  Organization continues  prove to everyone in sports that they are one of the best organizations around.  Last Sunday the State of Illinois was hit by harsh weather. A F4 tornado had decimated the town of Washington ILL.

The Owner of the Blackhawks Rocky Wirtz had this to say about the tragedy that struck the town of Washington.

“Illinois is our home, and when one of our communities suffers a loss as tragically as the people of Washington did, we want to do all that we can to help them,” said Rocky Wirtz, Chairman of the Chicago Blackhawks. “After seeing the devastation and speaking with Gov. Quinn, we realized just how much this donation can help those families get back on their feet again.” quote courtesy of .

Blackhawks charities has donated 200,000 dollars to the town of Washington. They have also a luncheon scheduled for November 27th to feed the families affected by the tornadoes.

This is not the first instance that the Blackhawks have helped out the Illinois communities. Since Blackhawks charities was created in 1993, they have donated 11 million dollars to non-profit organizations.

Rocky Wirtz has been a class act since taking over the Blackhawks, he honored the Blackhawks Stanley Cup opponent, the Boston Bruins, with a newspaper ad complimenting them on how the team played and how great the city of Boston was.

The Blackhawks are currently letting all Illinois registered hockey players receive a free concussion test. This is just another way the Blackhawks are helping the community.

“Blackhawks Charities are here for the community – and our community spreads throughout all of Illinois’ 102 counties,” said Blackhawks President & CEO John McDonough.

Since the current regime of the Blackhawks took power, they have transformed the organization into great franchise on and OFF the ice.