PHOENIX COYOTES BLANKET THE COMMUNITY,
COYOTES ASK FANS TO DONATE BLANKETS
AT SATURDAY'S GAME FOR FAMILIES IN NEED
Coyotes matching first 100 fan donations with team logo blankets
PHOENIX - Nov. 30, 2005 - As nighttime Valley temperatures near freezing the Phoenix Coyotes want to help keep families in need warm this winter by collecting blankets at Glendale Arena on Saturday, Dec. 3 as the Coyotes take on the Carolina Hurricanes at 7 pm. The Coyotes will match the first 100 fan donations with their own fleece blankets which will also be given away for free to the first 10,000 fans attending Saturday's game. All blankets will go to families serviced by St. Vincent de Paul of Phoenix.
"There are so many people in need in the Valley and the Coyotes want to help in any way we can to keep families safe and warm this winter," said Michael Bucek, chief marketing officer for the Phoenix Coyotes. "Our fans are a very important part of our team and we would like to work with them once again
this holiday season to give back to the community."
St. Vincent de Paul serves the Phoenix community by providing shelter and outreach programs to homeless and economically disadvantaged individuals and families.
"At this time of year, we never seem to have enough blankets for all those in need," said Steve Zabilski, executive director of St. Vincent de Paul. "We are delighted to have the help of the Coyotes and their fans to meet this pressing need as the weather turns colder."