ECHL Community Recap

ECHL teams are always giving back to their local communities. Here’s a look at some recent events from select teams.

Kalamazoo– The ‘High on Kalamazoo’ Balloon Fest took place on September 26 and 27.  K-Wings mascot, Slappy, was a celebrity guest at the annual event, and even got to take a hot air balloon ride over the city of Kalamazoo. The K-Wings also had a booth set up at the event to distribute information to new and old fans, and to give the opportunity to go home with a K-Wings prize. (see pictures)



Orlando – On September 6, Solar Bears front office staff, coaches and dance team took part in the Greater Orlando Heart Walk to benefit the American Heart Association. Fans were able to walk with the team representatives and join in the fundraising efforts for the AHA. Depending on the amount of funds they raised, fans were given various Solar Bears prizes such as a “Team Shades” t-shirt or an invitation to the “Heart Walk After Party” attended by Solar Bears players.





Reading– The John Paul II Center for Special Learning 5K was held on September 6 to raise money for the school for children and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Two Reading Royals players, Ryan Cruthers and Sean Wiles, ran the race and also handed out awards at the conclusion.



South Carolina – The Children’s Museum of the Low Country opened its’ doors free of charge to all guests to hold the “Children’s Museum PNC Play Day” on September 12. Each family in attendance also received a coupon for another free admission to the Children’s Museum. Much to the delight of many of the young guests in attendance, South Carolina Stingrays Mascot Cool Ray was present for the Play Day as well.