Area hockey fans and
the Adirondack Phantoms have teamed in a unique
way to donate to area charities. Benefiting from
the generosity of the fans and Phantoms in this
collaborative effort are local chapters of the
Special Olympics, United Way and YMCA.
The creative donation involved season ticket
holders with remaining ticket credits at the end
of the 2011-12 season. Those fans were asked if
they were interested in donating those ticket
credits to area charities. And the Phantoms would
take care of the rest.
The overwhelming response from our great fans
for this charity ticket drive was fantastic! And
now the Phantoms are proud to announce the donations
of multiple season tickets for the upcoming 2012-13
season for each of the organizations.
"The Tri-County United Way is most appreciative
of this partnership with the Phantoms," said
Executive Director Barbara Sweet. "We are
grateful for their efforts to work with their
fans to encourage contributions, as they have
done with this ticket drive. As always, our thanks
to (Phantoms Executive Vice President) Chris Porreca
for all he does."
Daphne Taylor, Youth and Family Director at the
Family YMCA of the Glens Falls Area echoed that
sentiment. "Our partnership with the Phantoms
really supports the Y's work to build strong kids,
strong families and strong communities" said
Taylor. "The tickets will go to teens in
our leadership programs and to families who might
not otherwise be able to go to a game,"
Neal J. Johnson, President and CEO of Special
Olympics New York agreed. "We are delighted
with our partnership with the Phantoms and grateful
for the organization's efforts encouraging their
fans to support our athletes as they have done
through this ticket drive. Thank you to Chris
Porreca for his leadership and continuing support
of both our mission and our athletes."
The Phantoms are especially pleased to have the
opportunity to support these fantastic local causes
and non-profit organizations. The team's focus
is always on the community. And that commitment
towards these charitable groups is highlighted
all year long via a wide range of initiatives
including donations, personal appearances and
in-game publicity and fundraisers.
Our great fans are crucial. A sincere thank you
goes out to all who made this possible through
the generous donations of their ticket credits
benefiting these worthwhile non-profit causes
in our region.
I'm In! We need 1,756 season ticket holders for
next season to conclusively prove the viability
of Glens Falls as a great hockey market. The league
and other teams are watching! We're already off
to a great start. Keep it up, fans! To join the
"I'm In" campaign, contribute your $50
down-payment to a season ticket for 2012-13 or
ask about a 22-pack or 12-pack ticket plan. Together
we can do this. Call the Adirondack Phantoms at
Phantoms Executive Vice President Chris Porreca
with Neal J. Johnson, President and CEO of Special
Olympics New York.
Phantoms Director of Ticket Sales Kevin Schildt
presents the donated ticket package plus some
additional Phantoms goodies to Meredith Hastings,
Community Resource Coordinator at Tri-County United
Kevin Schildt of the Phantoms presents
the ticket package to representatives of the Family
YMCA of the Glens Falls area. Receiving the package
are Daphne Taylor, Youth and Family Director and
Brian Bearor, Chief Executive Officer.