ECHL Community Recap

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

Colorado – On April 7, Colorado Eagles forward, Scott Allen, spent the afternoon at Skyview Elementary reading to a 1st grade class. Once a month, the class invites a surprise mystery reader to read to the students. Allen told the class a little bit about himself then read Xander’s Panda Party. The students were extremely excited to have a Colorado Eagles player visit their class, and they enjoyed seeing a role model have fun while reading. On April 13, the Eagles held their Coach’s Show at The Summit entertainment center, which they do every Monday during the season. Fans are encouraged to come to The Summit to meet Eagles players, get autographs and stay up-to-date on all the news about the team. This edition of the Coach’s Show featured the entire team to get players and fans excited about the post-season and playoffs! Fans were able to bowl, play arcade games, and play laser tag with the players and a portion of the show was aired live on 107.9 The Bear.



Greenville – On April 11, the Road Warriors took part in the 2015 Upstate Heart Walk benefitting the American Heart Association. The event took place on Main Street in downtown Greenville and was promoted via multiple outlets including PA announcements at Road Warriors games. Several vendors attended the walk with pre-event activities. The Road Warriors brought their slap shot cage, and Rowdy made an appearance as well! The event raised over $300,000 for the American Heart Association.  On April 17, the Road Warriors took part in the AJ Whittenberg Spring Festival to benefit the AJ Whittenberg Elementary School. The event is set up like a carnival with carnival rides, bounce houses, activity stations, and a raffle. Parents buy raffle tickets for the students to spend at the various activities, and all the money raised goes back to the school.



Indy – On April 18, Indy Fuel mascot Nitro and Fuel staff attended the Race for the Cure to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Roughly 18,000 people took part in this charity walk, with the Fuel having prime space at the entrance to the Race. On April 25, the Fuel took part in the Indiana Wish Fund Plane Pull put on by Republic Airways. The event took place in one of the Republic Airways hangars at Indianapolis International Airport. About 50 teams competed to see how far and how fast they were able to pull an airplane.



South Carolina – On April 2, the Stingrays players visited the playroom at the MUSC Children’s Hospital. The players did arts and crafts and played pool and air hockey with children currently staying at the Hospital. On April 25, Cool Ray stopped by the March of Dimes – March For Babies Walk. The March of Dimes Mission Statement is “working together for stronger, healthier babies.” The event is aimed at raising money for programs in the community that help moms have healthy full-term pregnancies.



Wichita – On April 14, the Thunder held an After Season Party for their Kids Club Members. T-Dog and some of the Thunder players spent time with the Kids Club Members and rode go-karts, played mini golf and laser tag, and climbed a rock wall! On April 25, T-Dog attended the Autism Awareness Walk hosted by Heartsprings. He stopped by before the event to cheer on the runners/walkers, took pictures, and mingled with other mascots.