GLENS FALLS, NY -- With the holiday season upon us, the Adirondack Phantoms and the state Labor Department have teamed up to spread a little holiday cheer to unemployed residents of the three-county area. The Phantoms, the AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, have made 2,000 tickets available for the December 29 game against the Manchester Monarchs at the Glens Falls Civic Center. Unemployed residents can pick up vouchers at Queensbury, Ballston Spa and Washington County One-Stop Career Centers. The limit is one voucher per customer (worth two tickets each).
The tickets come from the team's Phantoms Friends program. Phantoms sponsors, season ticket holders and fans have donated thousands of tickets to the Phantoms Friends ticket bank. The team is very pleased to distribute the seats on behalf of Miller Mechanical Services, TD Bank, CR Bard, First Niagara Bank and Associates of Glens Falls.
There are more than 13,000 unemployed residents in Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties. The unemployment rate in the three-county region is 7.1 percent.
State Labor Commissioner Colleen C. Gardner said, "This is truly a wonderful treat for the unemployed and their families. I'd like to personally thank the Adirondack Phantoms for this tremendous gesture of goodwill this holiday season. Thousands in the three-county area are suffering as a result of unemployment. Many of them are making the tough choice between paying bills and buying presents for their children for the holidays. The game on December 29 gives every one of them the opportunity to forget their troubles for a night and watch some tremendous professional hockey, courtesy of the Adirondack Phantoms."
Adirondack Phantoms Vice President Mike Thompson said, "Our commitment to this community remains steadfast and we certainly hope this gesture can put a few smiles on the faces of our neighbors that are struggling in this tough economy. We wish everyone a happy holiday and a very positive New Year!"
Not only will the unemployed receive tickets to see this great team, but they also will get excellent career services from dedicated staff at our One-Stop Career Centers. Services include information about On-the-Job Training, electronic job-matching through SMART 2010 software, and workshops on resume writing and career counseling.
Vouchers are now available for the unemployed at the following locations:
One-Stop Career Center of Warren County
Northway Plaza, Suite 13C
Queensbury, NY 12804
Saratoga County One-Stop Career Center
152 West High Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
One-Stop of Washington County
Fort Edward, NY 12828
Don't be left out! Tickets for all Phantoms games are on sale now. Discount rates are available for groups of 15 or more. Save off the individual ticket price by asking the Phantoms about their great group rate packages.
The AHL is celebrating their 75th anniversary season and is the top development league for the NHL. More than 85 percent of today's NHL players are American Hockey League graduates and more than 6 million fans attend AHL games every year.
Come watch future NHL stars and up-and-coming Flyers prospects with exciting Adirondack Phantoms hockey! A variety of ticket packages for all the fast-paced action are on sale now. The Phantoms selection of discount ticket packages includes 3-packs, 6-packs, 12 and 22 Select Plans, full season plans and Flex Packs. Choose the plan that works best for you! Get your tickets at the Phantoms office inside the Glens Falls Civic Center, online at ticketmaster.com, or by calling the Phantoms at 518-480-3355.