- More than a dozen military families associated with the Illinois chapter of Operation Homefront will be without their spouse this holiday season but not without the essentials. And the Chicago Blackhawks are to thank..
Blackhawks defenseman Brent Sopel and his wife Kelly will open their west suburban home today to nearly 20 families and Blackhawk players for a holiday celebration.
Each player has committed to spending $600 on each family for food and toys and at the same time get a chance to know one another.
The charity end of the Blackhawks organization was always a class act, even when Bill Wirtz was running the show. This latest effort just reinforces that tradition.