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Wells Fargo Advisors First Game Program returns for second season

Program introduces children to the game with hands-on Hockey 101 course and tickets to the game

by Matt Lange / St. Louis Blues

ST. LOUIS - For the second season, the St. Louis Blues have partnered with Wells Fargo Advisors to help bring kids around the community to their first hockey game and create everlasting memories around the game.

The program started last season and gave 500 new fans their first introduction to the game.

During the 2019-20 season, Wells Fargo Advisors will donate tickets to local kids' clubs, Boy and Girl Scout groups and different children's organizations, giving kids the chance to enjoy an experience that otherwise might not be possible.

When children arrive at Enterprise Center, they receive their ticket to the game, a food voucher, a T-shirt and a personal first game certificate in addition to various items on behalf of Wells Fargo Advisors. Then, Blues radio play-by-play announcer Chris Kerber and color analyst Joey Vitale teach a Hockey 101 course to help kids understand how the game of hockey is played.

"Kids get to try out hockey sticks, learn the rules of the game and interact with the voices they hear on the radio," said Amy Quinonez, the Blues' Corporate Partnership Activation Manager. "It's a really fun way for the kids to be introduced to live hockey."

After graduating from Hockey 101 - and a surprise visit from Louie - the group is off to enjoy dinner and the game.

Puck drop for the program will start on Oct. 17 when the Blues host the Vancouver Canucks and will continue throughout the season.

Wells Fargo Advisors First Game Program Dates: Oct. 17 vs Vancouver, Oct. 19 vs Montreal, Oct. 24 vs Los Angeles, Nov. 19 vs Tampa Bay and Dec. 7 vs Toronto

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