Seattle Thunderbirds and Everett Silvertips fans helped raise at least $10,000 Saturday night, to help benefit the Lakewood Police Department’s Independent Guild. The money will be used to help support the families of four Lakewood police officers gunned down on November 29th. The money was donated during the game between the T-Birds and ‘Tips, which Seattle won, 3-2. $10,000 is a pretty heft amount to collect at any time, but not for the T-Birds organization. They want to do more. And they’re making it easy for fans to help.
This Wednesday (December 9th) between 9am and 9pm, 100% of every ticket sold online to Friday’s game between the T-Birds and Tri City Americans, will go to the Lakewood Police Department. You did not misread this. The Thunderbirds and ShoWare Center are donating 100% of proceeds from every ticket sold between 9am and 9pm on Wednesday, December 9th. Just go to www.seattlethunderbirds.com for more information about the online ticket special.
This note: The Tri City Americans sit atop the WHL’s US Division, whereas the T-Birds are in last place, but don’t let this fool you. Seattle beat Tri City 1-0 early in the season, with a thrilling performance by 17 year old goaltender Calvin Pickard. Calvin stopped 57 shots to shut out the Americans. Many fans can’t wait to see what happens next.