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MCG MEDIA ADVISORY: Ice Bears to Honor Hurricane Sandy Victims, American Spirit during Friday’s game

MCG MEDIA ADVISORY: Ice Bears to Honor Hurricane Sandy Victims, American Spirit during Friday’s game

MORRIS CREATIVE GROUP LLC
MEDIA ADVISORY

Contact:
Chuck Morris
cjmorris@morriscreative.com
(865) 637-9869

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 7, 2012

Knoxville Ice Bears

Ice Bears to Honor Hurricane Sandy Victims, American Spirit during Friday’s game

Knoxville, Tenn.— The Knoxville Ice Bears will celebrate the nation’s greatest asset—its people—during “Pride in America” night at Friday’s home game against the Augusta Riverhawks. Prompted by the destruction of Hurricane Sandy, the evening will honor the victims of the natural disaster and the charity of the American spirit. Although Hurricane Sandy’s path was hundreds of miles away from the Knoxville Civic Coliseum, the tragedy was very real for three members of the Ice Bears team. Athletic trainer Deanna Palatucci, goaltender Kyle Rank and defenseman Steve Wiedler are all natives of that region of the country. Stuffed animals from this year’s annual “Teddy Bear Toss” will be distributed to children who have been displaced because of the hurricane’s destruction. The Ice Bears invite hockey fans of all ages to attend Friday’s game armed with a teddy bear and support those who need help most.

WHAT: Knoxville Ice Bears “Pride In America” night
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Knoxville Civic Coliseum
500 Howard Baker Jr. Drive, Knoxville, TN 37915
HOW: Adult tickets start at $15, Youth tickets start at $9.

ABOUT THE KNOXVILLE ICE BEARS
A team of the Southern Professional Hockey League, the Knoxville Ice Bears is Knoxville’s only professional sports team. The team is coached by Mike Craigen, who returned to Knoxville in August 2010 after playing for the team from 2004-2008.  For more information, please contact the Ice Bears office at (865) 525-PUCK or visit https://www.knoxvilleicebears.com.