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Peoria Rivermen goaltender Eric Levine will be offering a unique experience at the Jan. 24 home game against the Knoxville Ice Bears. That evening, the 25-year-old netminder will raffle off the chance to cut his luscious locks of hair, with all proceeds benefiting Pekin youth hockey - where teammate Cole Ruwe got his start at just five years of age. In addition, Levine’s hair will be donated to Locks of Love in Peoria.
Throughout the home games this Saturday through next Friday (Jan. 18, 19 and 24), $5 raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the customer service table in section 10 of the Carver Arena concourse. Then on Friday, Jan. 24, fans are invited to the Peoria Civic Center Lexus Club following the game for the drawing, which will include three prizes: An autographed t-shirt, four tickets to an upcoming home game and the grand prize, the opportunity to cut Levine’s hair plus an autographed t-shirt. Fans must be present at the drawing to win.
Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. The organization meets a unique need for children by using donated hair to create the highest quality hair prosthetics. Most of the children helped by Locks of Love have lost their hair due to a medical condition called alopecia areta, which has no known cause or cure.
Peoria returns to action Friday with a 7:05 p.m. puck drop against the Bloomington Thunder at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum. The game can be heard locally on CD Country 107.9 FM or online at www.cd1079.net. Fans can also follow along via the live video and audio stream at www.americaonesports.com.