Blackhawks fans have been waiting, and the team has answered. Thursday, the Hawks announced their "Fan Salute" plan as their olive branch to fans.
Throughout the course of the season, fans will have the opportunity to win one of 1,000 signed sweaters, 250 signed pucks, 100 signed sticks, tickets to every game, and 50 unique experiences...including meet and greets, dinner with Blackhawk ambassadors, access to morning skates and more.
All full time and part time season ticket holders are automatically entered. Non-season ticket holders can sign up by clicking this link.
UPDATED : Thanks to George Cotugno for supplying this letter that the Blackhawks sent their season ticket holders.
The Chicago Blackhawks are very fortunate to have you as a dedicated fan. We realize that the success of our organization is a direct result of the commitment that you show each season. All of our players, coaches and front office staff appreciate your support and we are all focused upon delivering a first-class fan experience with you in mind. We will never take your investment of time and resources in attending games at the United Center for granted and want you to know that we do respect your tremendous loyalty.
To show our gratitude for your allegiance, and in conjunction with the announcement of our Fan Salute we want to inform you of some exclusive benefits to being a Chicago Blackhawks season ticketholder.
To express our appreciation to you as a valued Chicago Blackhawks full season ticketholder we are providing you with $100 in gift certificates valid at the United Center team store, all United Center concession stands, the Chicago Blackhawks Store located at 325 N. Michigan Avenue and the Chicago Blackhawks kiosk at Woodfield Mall.
In addition to the gift certificates we will issue to you, and based upon eligibility, you have been automatically entered for the chance to win one of 1,000 autographed jerseys and other prizes including once-in-a-lifetime experience packages. For a complete list of items and experiences As a season ticketholder you do not have to take any action to be entered to win one of many great prizes. Winners will be announced every game day during the 2012-13 season. Names of winners will be posted on chicagoblackhawks.com.
We recognize that your ongoing commitment to our team is what will drive our ultimate success. Thank you for your amazing support.
The Chicago Blackhawks