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Blackhawks Better Halves

The Blackhawks Better Halves is comprised of the wives and girlfriends of current Blackhawks players. The Better Halves support the mission and goals of Chicago Blackhawks Charities and work alongside the organization to better influence the community of Chicago and the sport of hockey. 


Holiday Toy Drive
CBC coordinated three in-game toy drives this season on Dec. 2, 5 and 11. Fans brought in over 1,000 toys, which were donated to Dreams for Kids, Neighbors' Development Network and NorthShore University HealthSystem. On Dec. 15, 2011, Joel Quenneville joined defensemen Duncan Keith, Sean O'Donnell and Steve Montador in delivering toys to sick children at NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, Ill.


Food Drive
Chicago Blackhawks Charities, along with the help of the Blackhawks Better Halves, hosted a Thanksgiving Food Drive during the Nov. 13 game. Fans were encouraged to bring in nonperishable food items and monetary donations to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository. This year's food drive collected 674 pounds of food and $1,057 in case donations, the equivalent to 2,400 meals for Chicago's hungry.


Pick a Puck 
During select home games, the Blackhawks Better Halves sell autographed wrapped pucks. Fans can make a $30 donation to Chicago Blackhawks Charities to receive a mystery puck autographed by one of the current Blackhawks players. In 2010-2011, CBC made over $33,000 during holiday games and the NHL's Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night.