AMERKS HOLDING ANNUAL “SALUTE THE TROOPS NIGHT” FRIDAY, NOV. 9News | 11/5/2012 1:01:29 PM | ROCHESTER AMERICANS
The Rochester Americans announced today that the Amerks will hold a “Salute the Troops Night” on Friday, Nov. 9 as the team hosts the Adirondack Phantoms in a 7:05 p.m. game at The Blue Cross Arena. In observance of Veterans Day, the Amerks will honor those who have served our country throughout the evening.
The Amerks are offering all active and retired U.S. military personnel (including active and retired members of the United States Coast Guard, National Guard and Reservists), as well as military veterans, one complimentary ticket to Salute to the Troops Night. In addition to the complimentary ticket, military personnel can purchase additional tickets for their family and friends for just $12. Those interested in taking advantage of the offer can do so by visiting www.amerks.com/military. Military personnel or their families can also use that link to submit a photo to be used during an in-game tribute on the video board.
Fans are encouraged to donate care package items that will be sent to local U.S. military service members who are currently deployed overseas. The items, which can include such things as Q-tips, lip balm, toothpaste/brushes, dental floss, beef jerky, sugarless gum/candy, granola bars, shampoo/body wash (travel size), sunscreen, peanuts and popcorn, will be collected at the game and shipped by Blue Star Mothers ROC, which is part of a national organization whose mission is to support all members of the Armed Forces and their families through a variety of supportive events and activities. Blue Star Mothers have or have had sons and daughters serving honorably in the United States military. The Blue Star Mothers ROC table will be set up on the main concourse of The Blue Cross Arena. CLICK HERE for more information on Care Package items.
In addition, the Amerks Food Drive for Foodlink, the regional food bank, continues during the Nov. 9 game. Any fan that donates two unopened, non-perishable food items prior to the game (as well as during the games on Nov. 2 and Nov. 16) will be able to save $5 on the purchase of a best-available lower level ticket. Fans will also have the opportunity to save $5 on the purchase of a best-available lower level ticket if they donate to Foodlink through the point-of-sale campaign called “Check Out Hunger” at the Box Office.
For more information or to purchase tickets to an Amerks game, visit www.amerks.com or call 1-855-GO-AMERKS.