ECHL teams are always giving back to their local communities. Here’s a look at some recent events from select teams.
Brampton – On Oct. 6, the Beast hosted a “Thanksgiving Feast” as a means to launch “Tyler Donati’s Points for Cancer” for the season. Tyler had lost his mother to Ovarian Cancer at a young age and wanted to continue the program this year with the Beast. For the event and in partnership with one of the Beast corporate sponsors, the team was able to provide a full Thanksgiving dinner for each attendee! All the proceeds of the event, which featured Beast players serving food, a silent auction and a chance to pie Beast players, went to Donati’s Points for Cancer. The evening helped raise over $2,000 to kick start the fund.
Elmira – On Oct. 21, Patch Alber and Ryan Rashid went to Fassett Elementary school to help promote literacy. The players read to five different classrooms during their trip.
Rapid City – If you ate at a McDonalds in Rapid City recently, you may have been served by one of your favorite Rush players! On Nov. 4, the Rush, together with local McDonalds’ hosted “McRush Night.” The entire Rush team split up into three separate groups at three different McDonalds locations. They worked to serve any fans or McDonalds patrons that came in during 5-7pm. Half of the proceeds raised during the two hour period were donated by McDonalds to the Rush Foundation. The players who worked at the store that raised the most money during the two-hour period received one free month of McDonalds.
Stockton – The Thunder hosted Military Appreciation Weekend Oct. 24-25 and raised over $10,000 to be donated to the Welcome Home Heroes Foundation. The Thunder also donated over 800 tickets to military personnel. As part of the ceremony, two World War II Veterans served as official puck droppers. Additionally, on Saturday, there was a special surprise homecoming for two girls who did not expect to be receiving a promotion prize from their father. The homecoming was the first of its kind in Stockton Military Appreciation Weekend history.
Tulsa – Five Oilers’ players and three staff members attended the Tulsa Police Department Haunted Precinct on Oct. 30, along with nearly 3,000 kids. Players and staff handed out free ticket vouchers and candy to participating trick or treaters, and had a slapshot booth set up as well.