1st Annual Phantoms Bleed Orange Blood Drive Set for Tuesday, March 3rd

February 24, 2015

Lehigh Valley, PA – Through five months of hard-hitting hockey action inside PPL Center there’s been plenty of blood drawn on the ice. Now it’s time to draw some off the ice.

IMG_1078 (1)On Tuesday, March 3rd, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms are teaming up with the Miller-Keystone Blood Center for the 1st Annual Phantoms BLEED ORANGE Blood Drive. The event will take place in The Morning Call Club within PPL Center and and will run from 1:30 – 7:30 PM.

“Miller-Keystone Blood Center is so proud to be partnering with the Phantoms for our first annual BLEED ORANGE Blood Drive,” said Miller-Keystone Blood Center Director of Marketing & Business Development Sean Tinney. “We encourage all eligible donors to roll up their sleeves and give the gift of life. Miller-Keystone needs to collect 450 units of blood daily to supply 26 regional hospitals and we would like to thank the Phantoms for doing their part to ensure patients have the blood available to receive those lifesaving transfusions.”

Donors at the BLEED ORANGE Blood Drive will have the opportunity to meet Phantoms players from 1:30 – 5:00 PM and will be entered to win incredible Phantoms prizes throughout the day including autographed game-used sticks, autographed pucks, tickets to an upcoming game, Phantoms t-shirts and more!

Miller-Keystone Blood Center_TM2014For more information on the BLEED ORANGE Blood Drive check out this video or visit www.GIVEaPINT.org/BleedOrange.

The Phantoms conclude their four-game home stand this Saturday, February 28th when Lehigh Valley welcomes the rival Binghamton Senators back to PPL Center. Saturday’s contest is the ninth of 10 total meetings during the 2014-2015 regular season between the Phantoms and Senators and fourth head-to-head collision between the East Division foes this month.

A limited number of tickets for Saturday’s highly-anticipated rivalry showdown are available now at the Mealey’s Furniture Box Office at PPL Center (701 Hamilton), by calling 610-347-TIXX (8499) or online at pplcenter.com.

Check it out! Reserve your season tickets now for the 2015-2016 season of Lehigh Valley Phantoms hockey. For more information on how to reserve your seat at PPL Center to the hottest ticket in town call the Phantoms front office today at 610-224-GOAL (4625)!

Upcoming Home Games:

Saturday, February 28, 2015 Binghamton Senators vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 PM
(Little League Night!)

Friday, March 6, 2015 Bridgeport Sound Tigers vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 PM
(FREE Shirt Giveaway! All fans in attendance will receive a FREE Military Appreciation Phantoms shirt.)

Saturday, March 7, 2015 Portland Pirates vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 PM
(Legends Night! John Slaney, 2005 Calder Cup champion, AHL Hall of Famer and the highest scoring defenseman in Phantoms history, will be at the game. FREE Collector’s Edition Poster for all fans.)

In their 19th season of operation, the Phantoms are currently in the midst of their Inaugural Season as the Lehigh Valley Phantoms playing at the brand-new PPL Center. Established in 1996, the Phantoms spent their first 13 seasons at the Spectrum before re-locating to Glens Falls, New York in 2009 where the team spent the next five seasons as the Adirondack Phantoms. A new era of Phantoms hockey began in the fall of 2014 when the Lehigh Valley Phantoms began play at the state-of-the-art PPL Center. Through 18 incredibly successful campaigns, the Phantoms have captured two Calder Cup Championships (1998, 2005), two Conference Championships (1998, 2005), two Regular Season Titles (1996-97, 1997-98) and four Division Championships (1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99, 2003-04).