About Our Auction
After Josh’s tragic death in December 2009, Josh’s mom and step-dad wanted to honor Josh with an annual hockey game. The event was originally organized as an opportunity for those close to Josh to gather, share old stories, and watch/play some hockey. The event has evolved over the years. The hockey games continue, and now off the ice, there is an extensive silent auction. All items are donated by family, friends and business contacts, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Josh Strutz Hockey is Life Fund. All disbursements from the fund must go to not-for-profit organizations.
The event has raised over $200,000 for those who love the sport but cannot always afford to play. Donations have been made to Chicago Blackhawks Charities, the Eddie Olczyk Award, St. Viator Hockey, DePaul Hockey, and more
About Josh Strutz Hockey is Life Fund
The “JLS Hockey is Life” Fund was developed in memory of our son to give back to the sport of hockey – his true life’s passion. The fund financially supports youth hockey organizations and individual players that share the same love and passion he had for the game.
All disbursements from the fund have gone to non-profit organizations, including Chicago Blackhawks Charities, the Eddie Olczyk Award, St. Viator High School Hockey, DePaul Hockey, and more.
The fund is housed at the Chicago Community Trust. To find our donation/gifting instructions, please visit www.joshstrutz.com