Posts tagged Albany Hockey
Posts tagged Albany Hockey
The American Hockey League announced today that nearly $3 million was raised over the course of the 2010-11 season by the AHL and its 30 member clubs for donation to various charitable causes and relief funds across North America.
Among the recipients of the AHL’s charity endeavors this season were:
• Ace Bailey Children’s Foundation
• American and Canadian Cancer Societies
• American Heart Association
• American and Canadian Red Cross
• Big Brothers Big Sisters
• Boys & Girls Clubs
• Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
• Easter Seals
• Habitat for Humanity
• Make-A-Wish Foundation
• Multiple Sclerosis Foundation
• Ronald McDonald House Charities
• Salvation Army
• Special Olympics
• Susan G. Komen For the Cure
• Toys for Tots
• United Way
• Wounded Warriors Project
and many more…
In addition to monies raised, AHL teams gave back to their local communities through numerous activities, including more than 1,900 visits by players and coaches to schools, hospitals, libraries and other locations and more than 3,000 more mascot appearances. More than 135,000 game tickets were donated to local charitable groups, and items such as food, coats, Christmas gifts and hockey equipment were collected at various drives organized by AHL clubs. Additionally, charities in all AHL cities were the beneficiaries of a generous donation of game tickets by Reebok-CCM, the Premier Equipment Supplier of the AHL.
Since 2001-02, the American Hockey League and its teams have raised more than $24 million for charities through their community relations efforts.
In operation since 1936, the American Hockey League continues to serve as the top development league for all 30 National Hockey League teams. More than 87 percent of today’s NHL players are AHL graduates, and the 2010-11 season marked the 10th consecutive year in which more than 6 million fans attended AHL games across North America.
We’ve donated a jersey to the Springfield Falcons Tornado Relief Auction. You can bid on it and several other jerseys AND help out the community of Springfield. All proceeds go to the American Red Cross.
Jersey Auction: http://t.co/qtkwDhd
Welcome home Captain Kyle Morse of the U.S. Army. He spent time time in Iraq and Afghanistan and is a Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient.
Thank you Captain Morse for your service!
Devil Dawg hops on the bike at the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure in Saratoga (06.05.2011)
It’s not always easy being a big red dog during the hot months of spring/summer. But when your Devil Dawg and you bring joy to the masses, it’s not so bad. June 5 is going to be known as “Devil Dawg’s Super Sunday.” The most lovable and recognizable mascot in the AHL will be all over the Capital Region, making five appearances and he is giving you a chance to win prizes.
It’s very simple.
Here is Devil Dawg’s schedule:
5:00 am: Tour de Cure (Saratoga Springs High School)
9:00 am: Cantina Kids Fun Run (Saratoga Springs)
12:00 pm: Walk for Friendship (Elm Park, Delmar)
1:30 pm: Cancer Survivors Day (Albany Medical Center)
2:30 pm: Children’s Hospital Telethon (Albany Medical Center)
Devil Dawg will be cruising around in these wheels:
If you see Devil Dawg OR the van snap a photo with your phone and @ twitter @albanydevils and we will send you prizes like logo bands, mini sticks, pennants, pucks and team posters.
It’s THAT easy.
For more on Devil Dawg and how the Devils are making a different in the Capital District visit the Devils Difference website or check out our calendar of events. Be sure to stay up to date on Facebook or on Twitter.
Devil Dawg soaked in all the fun at the West Sand Lake Elementary School Carnival on May 14.
Devil Dawg catches some “Bieber Fever” at the Tulip Festival
For more on the Albany Medical Center Children’s Hospital Radiothon & Telethon click here
Devil Dawg travels to several YMCAs around the Capital Region to participate in “Healthy Kids Day” on Apr. 16.
Devil Dawg visits Little League Opening Day in Colonie, NY on Apr. 16