Tuesday, February 12, 2008
GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- In support of February’s Coyotes Cause, “Caring for our Children” Presented by the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS)
, Phoenix Coyotes President and Chief Operating Officer Douglas Moss announced today that the Coyotes will reach out to our community’s youngest patients on Wednesday, Feb. 13 with an organization-wide visit to Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Coyotes players, coaches and staff, as well as several players’ wives, will be at the hospital from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., sharing their time with these young fans who have faced so much. Also helping to bring a bit of extra cheer to these special kids will be Howler – the Coyotes mascot – and The Pack dance team.
“Caring for our Children” is a month-long commitment by the Coyotes to bring attention to health and education issues impacting our community’s children. Throughout February, the Coyotes will invite local non-profit organizations to each home game to raise awareness and funds for their child-centered causes. Groups in attendance include the American Heart Association
, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
and Special Olympics
February’s focus on children also features a clothing drive on Feb. 24 sponsored by Swift Charities for Children to benefit the West Valley Child Crisis Center. Fans are encouraged to donate clothing outside gates 4 and 7 at Jobing.com Arena prior to the Coyotes game against the St. Louis Blues at 6:00 p.m.. Everyone who donates will be eligible for a raffle to meet Coyotes players Keith Ballard, Fredrik Sjostrom and Radim Vrbata
following the game.
“Caring for our Children” is part of Coyotes Causes – a season-long program dedicated to partnerships among the Coyotes and various non-profits to support community outreach initiatives from October through March. Each month’s initiative includes a table with information about the cause at home games on the main concourse near Section 116.