The Chicago Steel and School of Art Geneva presented Crazy Hat Night at the Fox Valley Ice Arena to benefit the Alyssa Alvin Foundation for Hope on November 30, 2018. The Chicago Steel (United States Hockey League) made hockey history by wearing specially designed helmets during the game against the Central Illinois Flying Aces. The helmets were auctioned off after the game to provide art supplies and music instruments for young patients battling cancer.

Each Steel player wore a unique helmet designed by area students and artists as part of the team’s Crazy Hat Night. The event made for a more colorful viewing experience for fans with the home team donning the special lids.

The Steel believe this to be the first time in organized hockey that all skaters for a team have worn individually designed helmets during a game. Helmets were designed by nine area elementary school art classes, a Cub Scout Pack, the School of ART and other local artists.

Many thanks go out to the Chicago Steel organization, the School of Art Geneva and to all who attended the game for making this a memorable event and for the support given to Alyssa Alvin Foundation for Hope.

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