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COYOTES FANS HELP GIVE BACK TO KIDS IN THE COMMUNITY

by Staff Writer / Arizona Coyotes
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Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Each year, Phoenix Coyotes fans have a unique opportunity to help give back to the community by providing deserving kids with the chance to experience hockey in the desert, a chance many would normally never get.

The Tickets for Kids program allows Coyotes season ticket holders, corporate partners, suite holders and everyday fans the option of purchasing tickets that will be donated to a variety of Valley non-profit organizations that benefit children.

“Last season, we were able to donate about 20,000 tickets through the Tickets for Kids program,” said Flavil Hampsten, vice president of ticket sales for the Coyotes. “This year, we’re already up to nearly 25,000 tickets and the regular season hasn’t even started yet.”

The tickets are donated to various Valley nonprofits who apply each year. Some of the organizations that have benefitted from the Tickets for Kids program include the Arizona Lost Boys Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona, Chicanos Por La Causa, the Single Parents Association and the Sojourner Center.

“The Coyotes truly have some of the most loyal and generous fans in the league. This concept of fans giving back to fans is really inspiring to us,” added Hampsten.

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