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Military Appreciation & Team Poster Giveaway Highlight Special Saturday Matinee

Flint, Mich. – The Flint Firebirds return home to the Dort Federal Event Center this afternoon, Saturday, Nov. 11 for the club’s third-annual “Military Appreciation” game. Puck drop is set for 3 p.m. (ET) vs. division rivals, the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.

Complimentary Silver Level tickets are available for all veterans and active duty military personnel. The first 2,500 fans through the door will also receive a free official team calendar poster, courtesy of The View Newspapers, Commercial Graphics, Northgate Packaging, DM Burr Group and Little Caesars. Additionally, there will be a silent auction of 10 player autographed military themed Firebirds’ jerseys on the concourse throughout the game with all proceeds benefiting Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. BSMA is a private nonprofit organization in the United States that provides support for mothers who have sons or daughters in active service in the U.S. Armed Forces.Military Appreciation1

There will also be a special military discount for Firebirds’ spirit wear at the merchandise store throughout the game.  Brigadier General, Michael A. Stone of the Michigan Army National Guard will conduct the ceremonial puck drop along with local World War II veteran, 91 year old Jeriel Ponder of the U.S. Navy. Additionally, fans will see a live ‘swearing in’ ceremony on the ice during the first intermission, a Color Guard ceremony prior to puck drop, and an on-ice shoot-out during the second intermission between four of the local military service branch representatives. Military vehicles will be on display and a special Firebirds’ military t-shirt will be available for sale at the merchandise store.

Single game tickets for all Firebirds games are $12 / Bronze, $16 / Silver, $20 / Gold and $26 for VIP seating. All seats are reserved / assigned seating. Fans can purchase tickets at the Dort Federal Event Center Box Office and online at ticketmaster.comFor ticket information, flex tickets or group outings, contact Dominic Gutierrez at (810) 701-8536 or domg@flintfirebirds.com. To book a private suite, please contact Karla Turner at (810) 744-0580 ext. 213 or email karla@flintfirebirds.com.

 

For more information:

Dominic Hennig
Director of Broadcasting & Communications
Flint Firebirds Hockey Club
dominic@flintfirebirds.com
(810) 519-9347

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