ESTERO, FL – The Florida Everblades are proud to announce that the team donated $142,325 to local charities during the 2014-15 season.
In addition, the Everblades also donated more than 300 gift packs to local charities and non-profit organizations during the season which were used for raffles and auctions to help raise additional money for charitable causes.
The Everblades in conjunction with many of their business partners donated 4,822 tickets to local charities and non-profits through the ‘Blades Backersprogram.
In December, the team once again collected more than 7,000 teddy bears in the annual IBERIABANK Teddy Bear Toss game. The teddy bears and stuffed animals were distributed to local children’s charities for the holidays.
The team once again partnered with Paragon Flight Training in Fort Myers for the Flights for Kids program in which patients from the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest of Florida receive the opportunity to take plane rides with Everblades players.
In February, the Everblades raised $15,900 during its annual Pink in the Rink promotion which gives back to local cancer charities.
Everblades players made many visits in the community which included several stops at local schools, the Golisano Children’s Hospital, the Gulf Coast Humane Society, and many more.
“Giving back to the community has always been a priority for our team, and this past season was no different,” said Everblades Vice President of Sales & Marketing Chris Palin. “We significantly increased our cash, tickets, and gift pack donations this year. It’s our way of giving back to the community that supports us each year.”
In May, the ECHL announced that its member teams raised a total of 5.6 million to charitable and non-profit organizations last season.
For more information about fundraising opportunities, or how the Everblades can help your charitable organization, please call 239-948-7825.2015-16 Season Opener! The Everblades will now begin preparing for the 2015-16 season, which begins at home on October 16 against the Gwinnett Gladiators!
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2015-16 Ticket PackagesTicket packages for the 2015-16 season are now on sale! Full and partial tickets plans are available to fit your schedule and budget. All packages save you money from the box office price and come loaded with great benefits!
For more information call 239-948-7825, or stop by the Everblades Main Office located at Germain Arena, Monday—Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Everblades are the proud ECHL affiliateof the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes and Tampa Bay Lightning.