AMARILLO TX – Amarillo Bulls players traded in their hockey sticks and skates for notepads and smiling faces on Monday and Tuesday night. Week one of ‘The Tip A Bull for Habitat For Humanity’ was a huge success.
Forward Ryan Cole, who organized the event, was excited with the results and the effort his teammates put forward.
“It was so neat to see all of the guys helping out with his event,” Cole said. “I was with the group consisting of myself, Omar Mullan, Brady Ferguson, Matt Sieckhaus, and TJ Sherman, and they seemed to be wheeling around taking orders serving food and drinks. Sieckhaus was serving food, Sherman was serving drinks, and Ferguson was being a great host and assigning tables.”
Cole said this is his event but in reality it’s a team function.
“It’s great for our team and our organization obviously when we get to raise money especially for a great cause like Habitat For Humanity,” noted Cole. “The goal at the end of the year is to win the Community Service Award for the NAHL, but that wouldn’t be possible without my teammates.”
Cole said he wants to thank Bulls fans for coming out.
“It meant a lot to me, and I couldn’t do it without them,” said Cole. “They took time to come out and donated money so I can help this organization out. They are the biggest part of all of this. ”
Cole added that Habitat for Humanity does an outstanding job in building homes for those families in need.
“They have had a tough time raising money due to the economic times so my goal is to raise $10,000,” he said.
The Tip A Bull continues next Monday and Tuesday at Chilli’s locations on South Coulter and on I-40 near Western. The players have been divided into will four different groups and will be split up between the locations next Monday and Tuesday from 6 pm to 8 pm.
Here are the groups for next week: Monday:On Coulter: Ryan Cole, Omar Mullan, Brady Ferguson, Matt Sieckhaus and TJ Sherman. At I-40 and Western: Geoff Fortman, Tyler Gernhofer, Tyler Rostenkowski, Garrett Peterson and Connor Frey.
Tuesday:John Rey, Tyler Deresky, Mike Davis, Joe Grabowski and Blake Roubos. At I-40 and Western: Clint Carlisle, Gage Christianson, James Bonaguro, and Collin Delia.
Don’t miss the hard hitting action of Amarillo Bulls hockey this Friday and Saturday when they host the Corpus Christi Ice Rays at 7 pm. The games take place at the Budweiser Bull Pen in the Amarillo Civic Center. All Tickets for Friday are just $7 and can be picked up at the Bulls Hockey Office only located at 301 South Polk. On Saturday, receive a free child’s ticket for every ticket purchased. There will also be $1 hotdogs.
Tickets can also be purchased at the Civic Center Box Office and Panhandle Ticket Outlets. For further information on your Amarillo Bulls including Group Rates, please call 806-242-1122.