Tuesday, January 8, 2008
GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- Phoenix Coyotes President and Chief Operating Officer Douglas Moss announced today the launch of “Honoring Our Heroes” Presented By The Core Institute
– a month-long commitment by the Coyotes to celebrate our community’s true heroes: Arizona’s firefighters, police and military.
Throughout January, the Coyotes will invite local fire and police organizations, as well as Luke Air Force Base, to raise awareness for their community-minded causes at a Coyotes home game. Groups in attendance feature firefighters from the cities of Gilbert, Mesa and Phoenix and volunteers from the 100 Club, which provides assistance for fallen and injured police officers. Programs promoted by these organizations and supported by the Coyotes include a bicycle safety program and a water safety initiative.
Lending their support for “Honoring Our Heroes” Presented By The Core Institute are Coyotes Ed Jovanovski, Steven Reinprecht, Mikael Tellqvist, Daniel Winnik and Mike Zigomanis. Each player will champion a selected cause by filming an informational in-game PSA video, auctioning a basket of their favorite things to help raise funds for their organization and hosting a post-game meeting with the winning bidder and volunteers.
This support will extend beyond the confines of Jobing.com Arena as Reinprecht will visit a local fire station for a presentation with firefighters on Jan. 18. Additionally, players will participate in ride-alongs with Phoenix’s firefighters and police on Jan. 22
“Honoring Our Heroes” Presented By The Core Institute is part of Coyotes Causes – a season-long program dedicated to partnerships among the Coyotes and various non-profit organizations to support community outreach initiatives from October through March. Each month’s initiative includes a table with information about the cause at Coyotes’ home games on the main concourse near Section 116 at Jobing.com Arena.