The Chicago Wolves hockey club is having a special event to help those with a family member with peanut allergies enjoy a worry-free game. The Chicago Wolves are teaming up with the Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) to provide Peanut Free Day, presented by Enjoy Life Foods, on Sunday, March 24, at Allstate Arena.
According to the Food Allergy Research and Education website, peanut allergies tend to be lifelong, although studies indicate that approximately 20 percent of children with peanut allergy do eventually outgrow their allergy. Trace amounts of peanut can cause an allergic reaction.
The team isn’t just removing peanuts from the menu. Well before the puck is dropped for the 3:00 p.m. game against the Milwaukee Admirals, Allstate Arena’s Section 101 will be power-washed and cleaned. By removing lingering peanut dust, the team is working to ensure that fans with nut allergies can enjoy the game worry-free. Of course, the arena’s concession stands will not serve any peanut-related food items.
The Chicago Wolves even has a veteran player with nut allergies who understands how peanut-allergies can harm children and adult. Andrew Ebbett has outgrown several of his childhood allergies, but when he was 13 years old, he had a significant middle-of-the-night reaction while on the road for a hockey tournament.
We all know families with children who have peanut allergies. In our girls’ school there are peanut-free classrooms to keep children safe from peanut dust. This is a great opportunity for those families to get out and have fun at a Chicago Wolves game.
A portion of the proceeds generated from Peanut Free Day will go to Food Allergy Research and Education, an organization working on behalf of the 15 million Americans with food allergies, including all those at risk for life-threatening anaphylaxis.
For ticket information, call 1-800-THE-WOLVES or visit ChicagoWolves.com. Be sure to mention that you want to sit in the peanut-free section when you order tickets.
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