Military Appreciation Night Raises Over $26,000Feb 21, 2017
The South Carolina Stingrays, proud affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Washington Capitals, have announced that over $26,000 was raised for America’s Mighty Warriors during Saturday night’s Military Appreciation Night game presented by APECS Aerospace, Live 5 News and 104.5 WRF. The money was primarily raised through the team’s specialty jersey auction after the 5-3 win over the Manchester Monarchs in front of a season-high 8,106 fans.
America’s Mighty Warriors mission is to honor the sacrifices of the country’s troops, the fallen and their families by providing programs that improve quality of life, resiliency and recovery. The Stingrays welcomed back Debbie Lee, the President and Founder of America's Mighty Warriors who participated in the Ceremonial Puck Drop and spoke both before the game and during the jersey auction. Lee started the organization shortly after the death of her son Marc, who was the first Navy SEAL killed in Iraq in 2006.
“We are so grateful and indebted to the men and women of the armed forces who protect our freedoms,” said Stingrays President Rob Concannon. “Teaming up with APECS Aerospace and Debbie Lee from America’s Mighty Warriors for Military Appreciation Night was an honor. The arena was electric and we are happy we were able to raise over $26,000 through the jersey auction.”
The jersey of fan-favorite Trevor Gillies gained the highest bid at the live auction, raising $1,800. Forward Rob Flick, who had himself a great weekend with five points on four goals and an assist saw his sweater go for $1,700. Winning goaltender Joe Cannata who recently returned to the AHL with the Hershey Bears had his jersey total $1,500. In all, 17 jerseys eclipsed the $1,000 mark.
In addition to the postgame auction, t-shirt sales at the Stingrays Booster Club table raised additional funds for America’s Mighty Warriors.
The Stingrays are headed west for six games against teams from the Mountain Division during the next two weeks. The trip begins with a three-game series at Rapid City starting Friday night at 9:05 p.m. EST. The Stingrays return home on Saturday, March 11 to face the Florida Everblades at 7:05 p.m.
Single-game tickets for the 2016-17 season are on sale now at the North Charleston Coliseum Box Office and ticketmaster.com.
Ticket packages and Groups of 10 or more are on sale now featuring discounted pricing and great benefits. The first 2,000 fans through the doors on March 11 will receive a Joe Devin Bobblehead! For more information or to place an order call the Stingrays front office at 843-744-2248 or stop by 3300 W. Montague Ave. Suite A-200 during business hours.