The Rensselaer men’s hockey team will be wearing special camouflage uniforms on Friday night, Feb. 21, when it celebrates Military Appreciation Night at the Houston Field House, during an ECAC Hockey game against St. Lawrence University. The event, which is sponsored by E. Stewart Jones Law Firm, will benefit a pair of charitable organizations that support military veterans and their families.
One of those organizations is Defending The Blue Line, a nonprofit that works to ensure that children of military members are afforded every opportunity to participate in the game of hockey. They accomplish this by providing free equipment for military kids, hockey camps, special events, and financial assistance for registration fees and other costs associated with hockey.
The other organization, the Wounded Warrior Program, is a veterans-service organization that offers a variety of programs, service, and events for wounded veterans of the military actions following the events of September 11. It operates as a nonprofit organization with a mission to “honor and empower Wounded Warriors” of the United States Armed Forces, as well as provide services and programs for the family members of its registered veterans.
Fans can bid on the one-time use jerseys during Friday night’s contest, which starts at 7 p.m.