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Coyotes to Hold Benefit Game for 100 Club of Arizona on Sept. 27 at Gila River Arena

by Staff Writer / Arizona Coyotes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

GLENDALE, ARIZONA – The Arizona Coyotes announced today that the team, in conjunction with the City of Glendale, will be holding an intra-squad game on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 1:00 p.m. at Gila River Arena to support the 100 Club of Arizona. The 100 Club of Arizona is a 501(C)(3) that provides assistance to statewide public safety agencies, police officers, firefighters, paramedics and their families through financial assistance, emotional support, safety enhancement stipends, and scholarships. Tickets are just $5 and all proceeds will benefit the 100 Club of Arizona. Parking is free and tickets can be purchased in advance at the Gila River Arena box office or online at ArizonaCoyotes.com.

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Photo by Norm Hall

“We are very excited to hold another intra-squad scrimmage game for our fans and help raise funds for the 100 Club of Arizona,” said Dave Duckett, Coyotes Co-Owner and Chairman of the Arizona Coyotes Foundation. “We are confident that a large number of our fans will attend this game to support the families of those men and women who stand behind the badge.”

As part of a pre-game ceremony, the Coyotes will recognize all of the fallen law enforcement officers over the past year. Donations will be raised for the 100 Club of AZ Survivors Fund which is used 100% percent to support the families of Arizona’s fallen heroes including Officers Hobbs, Mendoza, Cabrera, Cuker, McKenzie and Agents Giannini, Nogales, Anthony and Padilla.

Fans are also encouraged to donate online at http://azcoyotes.auction-bid.org/micro2.php (keyword - azcoyotes) or by texting “Coyotes” to 68494. In addition, the Coyotes will auction off autographed player jerseys that will be worn by the players during the intrasquad game. In addition, proceeds from the 50/50 Raffle that night will also benefit the 100 Club of Arizona.

The Coyotes are also encouraging fans to bring a new (12-18 inches) Teddy Bear to the game to participate in a post-game Teddy Bear Toss. Once the game is over, the Coyotes PA announcer will ask all fans to throw a new Teddy Bear on the ice. All the bears will be collected and distributed to Glendale Police and Fire Departments who will use these bears as a “first point of contact” at crime scenes and accidents to immediately try to comfort children.

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