In the photo left to right are, Eddie Francis, Amarillo Youth Hockey; Chris Laurie, General Manager, Amarillo Bulls; Angie Reid, and Ken Cremer from Amarillo Youth Hockey.
AMARILLO, TX – The Amarillo Bulls proud members of the North American Hockey League, have been very active supporting local organizations since the team arrived in the Texas Panhandle in July.
Amarillo Youth Hockey is one of the groups and organizations the team has been actively involved with. Recently, a Christmas Jersey auction was held with proceeds benefiting Amarillo Youth Hockey. On Sunday, Jan. 23, in front of a sellout crowd at the Amarillo Civic Center, the Bulls presented Amarillo Youth Hockey with a check for $3,950.
“A very important part of our mandate is to give back to the community and become role-models for the youth,” said General Manager, Chris Laurie. “We also believe it’s important to grow the sport from the grass roots, so anytime we can support local youth learning the game, we’re going to step up.”
“I’d also like to thank Amarillo Youth Hockey for their strong support of the Bulls organization and the growing partnership moving forward.”
The Bulls are helping other various organizations and schools with fundraising activities during the remainder of the season. Bulls players and staff were at a pep rally for Arden Road Elementary School to help kick off one of their major fundraising events. The local Make-A-Wish organization is teaming up with the Bulls on Saturday, Feb. 26, to hold a jersey auction immediately after the game.
Hockey is back in The Bull Pen at the Amarillo Civic Center this Friday and Saturday, when the Bulls host the New Mexico Mustangs at 7 pm. On Friday, Bulls Tattoos will be handed out to all children at the door, and on Saturday Suddenlink is sponsoring the night. The first 500 fans will receive Thundersticks and one lucky person could win a Blu-Ray DVD player.
Tickets to both games are available at all Panhandle Ticket Outlets, including United Supermarkets, Civic Center Box Office or online at www.amarillobulls.com. For further information on group rates, flex packs, or to purchase single game tickets, please call the Bulls office at 806-242-1122.