DUBUQUE, Iowa (KWWL) — The Dubuque Fighting Saints are thanking their fans for their generous donations during the post-game auction on Military Appreciation Night. The Saints raised $16,443 for the Veterans Freedom Center in Dubuque.
The jerseys, which were sponsored by the Dubuque County Commission of Veterans Affairs, were POW-themed. The black, white and grey jerseys sported the POW-MIA logo on the back and the stars and strips on both shoulders. On the top left of every jersey was a name of a local Dubuquer in the National POW Archives.
The Fighting Saints average a donation of over $15,000 every year when the hold the auction on Military Appreciation Night
The $16,443 will go toward helping the Veterans Freedom Center and their mission to meet the needs of active duty, reserve and all Honorably Discharged Tri-State military veterans. The VFC is a 100% non-profit organization located in Dubuque.