On September 25th the Steel wore customized jerseys and later auctioned them off in an effort to raise money and awareness for the Defending The Blue Line (DTBL) organization and this past Friday the were proud to present DTBL with a check in the amount of $3,050.
Defending The Blue Line® was established and incorporated by a group of active duty soldiers in the spring of 2009 with the spirit of keeping hockey alive for the children of our nation’s military heroes. It is there mission at DTBL to ensure that children of military members are afforded every opportunity to participate in the game of hockey.
"Any time you are given an opportunity to help a group, family or individual it is important to capitalize and put your best foot forward," said Steel Owner Steve Black. "My family and I have been fortunate in our lives and it was such an honor to be able to help such an outstanding cause, we cannot thank our players, coaches and families within the organization enough for the generosity in making this a great event."
The Steel are continuing to work with organizations across the coutnry which include helping with Feed my Starving Children in the near future and having a 2nd annual game in late February for Rare Gene Awareness after Steel GM Bryant Black and his wife Meghan lost a child nearly 2 years ago.
The Steel are on the road this upcoming weekend but are back at home October 31 for a Halloween game against the Minnesota Flying Aces with a 7:00 puck drop.