The Lincoln Stars raised over $20,000 for veterans in Lincoln and Nebraska with the post-game jersey auction on Military Appreciation Night last Wednesday. Funds from the auction will go directly to assisting returning soldiers and current veterans in the greater Lincoln area and Nebraska to ensure a better quality of life when making the transition to civilian living.
“The Stars are proud to once again assist local veterans and bring attention to veterans needs here in Lincoln and Nebraska,” said John Notter, Stars Senior Account Executive and representative of this year’s beneficiary. “Every little bit helps those who serve our country get back to civilian life, and the Stars wanted to do their part to draw attention and assist in whatever way we can.”
The Stars hosted nearly 3,000 fans at the Ice Box for Military Appreciation Night, allowing veterans free entry with a military ID and their families receiving discounted admission. During the proceedings, the Stars honored the Nebraska Air National Guard’s 2-104th General Support Aviation Battalion as well as all veterans in attendance.
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 16th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2017-18. 30 or more players from the USHL have been selected in five consecutive NHL Drafts, and more than 400 players on team rosters last season committed to NCAA Division I schools, further establishing the USHL as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent.