Anyone who's ever been to an Everett Silvertips game knows just how connected the team and its fans are, to their community. Just a couple of weeks ago, fans donated food to help stock empty shelves at the Volunteers of America food bank in Everett. They also raised money to benefit breast cancer research during Hockey Fights Cancer month. The Silvertips organization and players are active in area schools and take part in various events all year round.
This week, the Silvertips are teaming up with Christmas House to collect money and gift donations to help bring holiday cheer to area families facing hard times this season. And as they always do, the 'Tips are offering fans something in return for their generosity. The news release below perfectly outlines the Christmas House Holiday Drive. If you need any further information, check out the Silvertips' website by clicking here.
EVERETT SILVERTIPS NEWS RELEASE: Christmas House Holiday Drive begins Friday
Everett, WA – November 24, 2009/ The Everett Silvertips announced Tuesday that beginning with the Friday, November 27 game against Regina, and continuing during all home games through the Saturday, December 12 contest against Seattle, representatives of Christmas House will be tending to the main doors to Comcast Arena, collecting stuffed animals, blankets, clothing and monetary donations. For every toy, clothing or stuffed animal donation, or for cash donations of $5 or more, fans will receive a ticket for a prize drawing of a variety of autographed paraphernalia and in-game experiences listed below.
Games in which Christmas House representatives will be collecting donated items include:
Friday, November 27 ( v. Regina)
Wednesday, December 2 (v. Kelowna)
Tuesday, December 8 (v. Portland)
Friday, December 11 (v. Prince George)
Saturday, December 12 (v. Seattle)
The prize drawings will be held during the second intermission on Saturday, December 12. More information can be found at both the Christmas House table and the BECU Guest Services Table on the concourse.
This year, drawings include:
*Autographed hockey sticks by Radko Gudas, Kellan Tochkin, Cameron Abney and Byron Froese
*Autographed hockey sticks by former Silvertip and current Phoenix Coyote Shaun Heshka and Tampa Bay Lightning Head Coach Rick Tocchet
* 2009-10 Fan Favorite Bobblehead Doll Set
*Uncut autographed Silvertip trading card sets from 2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-09
*A ride in the brand new, flashy Silvertips Zamboni
*A night in a Silvertips suite (catering not included)
*An opportunity to watch the pre-game skate from the team bench
*Team-signed Silvertips jersey
Winners do not need to be present to win. No donation is necessary to enter drawing. Please limit entries to one entry per person per game.
Christmas House is a 501 ©(3) non-profit organization that has served the Snohomish County community since 1981. Their goal is to provide children from low income families with new toys, gifts and clothing during the holidays. Last year, the all-volunteer staff helped over 3,300 Snohomish County families, including 9,500 infants, youths and teens receive clothing, blankets, toys and personal items during the holiday season. More information on their efforts can be found at www.christmas-house.org.
The Silvertips’ 2009-10 season continues at home Wednesday evening against the Spokane Chiefs. For Silvertips tickets, including season seats, ticket packages and group ticketing information, please visit www.everettsilvertips.com or call (425) 252-5100.