While Black Friday sales will provide the chance to snag tech gadgets, toys, and a variety of other presents for the holiday season, fans attending Waterloo’s Thursday game against the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders will have the opportunity to bring home some rare gifts for their favorite hockey fans.
The Thanksgiving game will feature a silent auction benefitting the Juvenile Arthritis Foundation. In addition to Black Hawks memorabilia, bids will be accepted for:
-A San Jose Sharks jersey, autographed by captain Joe Pavelski
-An NHL hat, autographed by star defenseman Ryan Suter
-A game puck, autographed by St. Louis Blues Olympic silver medalist Patrik Berglund
Take part in this silent auction and start your Christmas shopping with an unforgettable gift, available nowhere else in the Cedar Valley.
Pediatric rheumatic diseases, often broadly categorized as juvenile arthritis, are a family of autoimmune diseases characterized by severe inflammation and pain that can occur in any part of the body. These diseases can be extremely debilitating and in some cases fatal. A 2007 CDC study estimated that 294,000 U.S. children (1 in 250) have been diagnosed with arthritis or another rheumatologic condition.