Jackals Host, Participate In Walk For Life

ELMIRA, N.Y. – The Elmira Jackals announced that they will host and participate in the American Cancer Society – Relay For Life of Chemung County event at First Arena on Friday which is National Cancer Survivors Day.

It is the first time that the event has been held indoors allowing walkers to avoid inclement weather during their 12-hour trek to celebrate cancer survivors and raise money to help in the fight for a cure.

The ECHL Board of Governors unanimously approved the Membership Application of the Elmira Jackals for admission to the ECHL. Scheduled to begin play as an expansion team in October, the Jackals are owned by Dr. Mostafa M. Afr, who is also the owner and operator of First Arena, a 4,000-seat multi-purpose facility that opened in November 2000 in Downtown Elmira, N.Y.

Team Press Release