What a year it has been in the community for the
Adirondack Phantoms.The team has officially reached
their lofty and incredible goal of 300 appearances
in the North Country.
The milestone was achieved with today's GOAL program
at Lake Avenue Elementary in Saratoga featuring
Dax and Phantoms' staff as well as dozens of excited
kids all having a great time. GOAL is the team's
innovative "Get Out and Live" campaign
for area schools that strives to educate kids
about the benefits of healthy eating and an active
"We worked hard to get out into the community
even more than last year and we are extremely
pleased that we were able to accomplish that,"
Phantoms Director of Fun and Community Development
Andrew Hill said. "300 was a really large
number to shoot for and we are all so proud we
were able to make it."
Last year, the Phantoms made over 200 appearances
in the community. They set an even higher standard
for this year and were able to achieve it with
plenty of time to spare before the conclusion
of the team's community calendar year on June
On the team's way to an incredible 300 community
appearances were a wide variety of events and
venues for Dax, the players and the team's front-office
staff. The Phantoms appeared at area schools,
hospitals, chamber functions, Salvation Army events
and more. They were also around the North Country
at many fairs, parades, youth hockey practices
and ribbon cuttings while additionally taking
part in multiple celebrity bartending appearances
for charity and different special deliveries.
Some of the important events and organizations
with whom Dax and the Phantoms participated were
the American Cancer Society, Upstate NY Autism
Awareness, MDA, YMCA, South High Marathon Dance,
C.R. Wood Cancer Center at Glens Falls Hospital,
Special Olympics of NY, Boy Scouts of America,
Salvation Army and more.
"It was easy to see the Phantoms pretty much
everywhere you turned in the community,"
Hill said. "Dax and the players were everywhere!
There are so many worthy causes. And we are honored
to be affiliated with so many great people doing
all these terrific things for the community. "
The impressive achievement of 300 appearances
would not have been possible without the participation
of all the fans and the encouragement and invitations
of so many worthwhile groups, organizations and
schools. They were excited to be able to incorporate
their Adirondack Phantoms into some wonderful
efforts and causes designed to make our community
the very best it can be.
To find out more about the Phantoms in the community
and how they can benefit your school, charity
event, non-profit function or community gathering,
contact Andrew Hill at 518-480-3355.