Each season, the Ducks host a variety of activities at home games, including awareness nights for the NHL initiative Hockey Fights Cancer, Military Appreciation Night presented by Pacific Premier Bank, S.C.O.R.E. Night and CHOC Night. In addition, the Ducks hold toy drives throughout the month of December, a pet adoption event for OC Animal Care, as well as in-game Ducks memorabilia auctions to benefit the Anaheim Ducks Foundation and numerous other nonprofits.
During the March 10 pregame warmup, the Ducks players' sticks were wrapped in Pride Tape to show their support of the NHL-initiative Hockey is for Everyone and nonprofit organization, You Can Play. Hockey is for Everyone uses the game of hockey - and the League's global influence - to drive positive social change and foster more inclusive communities. The Pride Tape shows that every player belongs on the ice and that we're all on the same team.
You Can Play works to ensure the safety and inclusion of all in sports - including LGBTQ athletes, coaches and fans.
The Ducks Pride Tape sticks were available to bid beginning Wednesday, March 11 at 5 p.m. All proceeds will benefitted You Can Play.
Sunday, March 1 was OC Animal Care Night where the Ducks raised awareness for OC Animal Care, an open-admission animal shelter that provides temporary shelter and medical care for lost, owned or stray animals, and opportunities for the adoption of these animals.
OC Animal Care was on-hand in the Hockey Spot from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. with adoptable animals, an information booth to educate fans about their programs and services and accepted fan donations of new or gently used towels or blankets, pet toys or pet food for the shelter animals.
For more information on how you can support OC Animal Care, please visit, www.ocpetinfo.com.
The Anaheim Ducks joined by Enterprise Rent-A-Car hosted the Anaheim Ducks Food Drive, a food collection event prior to the Sunday, February 23 home game against the Vegas Golden Knights to support Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County and their mission to end hunger in Orange County. The Food Drive collected nonperishable food items in the Hockey Spot from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Thanks to the generous support of Enterprise Rent-A-Car and the Anaheim Ducks, each fan who donated receive one entry to win either four Plaza Level Tickets including passes to the Shock Top Terrace to the Sunday, March 8th Anaheim Ducks home game at Honda Center or a 2019-20 Anaheim Ducks team autographed jersey.
To learn more about how you can support Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, please visit, www.FeedOC.org.
The Anaheim Ducks Foundation will be selling a commemorative series Surprise Puck Set featuring four limited edition Anaheim Ducks pucks. The first Surprise Puck Sale was Star Wars themed and sold Friday, December 6th, the second Surprise Puck Sale celebrated Anaheim Ducks Day at Disney California Adventure® Park and was sold Thursday, January 9th and the third sale was Wednesday, January 29th in honor of Angels Night at Honda Center.
Fans picked an individually wrapped puck at random and received either a Ducks player- autographed commemorative puck or- for 23 lucky fans - a surprise Ducks player-autographed orange puck. The lucky winners of the Surprise Puck Sale received an Anaheim Ducks autographed jersey featuring a commemorative Surprise Puck sale-themed patch.
Thanks to Ducks fans, we were able to help spread cheer in Orange County this holiday season. At each December Ducks home game prior to the Christmas holiday, Lady Ducks collected close to 1,000 toys from Ducks fans in support of the Spark of Love Toy Drive benefiting Anaheim Fire & Rescue.
In addition as part of our annual holiday programming, the Lady Ducks created one-of-a-kind holiday ornaments for each of the Ducks players that were auctioned at the December 12th home game. Players autographed the ornaments and they were packaged in sets and available in the evening's auction. Also, the Lady Ducks sold-out of a limited number of Anaheim Ducks Foundation commemorative holiday ornaments made from Honda Center game-used glass and custom Ducks wrapping paper. These Ducks collectables raised over $6,000 to benefit the Anaheim Ducks Foundation.
Adam Henrique has created a Movember movement to support and raise awareness for men's health initiatives. Each season he leads the Anaheim Ducks team and fans by being the Ducks Movember team captain, encouraging people to join the Ducks Movember team and fundraise to support the cause. In addition, Adam hosts a postgame photo opportunity fundraiser to benefit Movember Foundation. Adam Henrique generously matches the fans' cumulative photo op donation up to $2,000 each year. This season, Adam Henrique, joined by the support of Ducks fans raised over $4,000 to support Movember Foundation.
The Ducks hosted Hockey Fights Cancer Night presented by UCI Health at Honda Center on Monday, November 25th to raise awareness and support for UCI Health and the Jessie Rees Foundation.
The Ducks encouraged fans in attendance to help fill Jessie Rees Foundation JoyJars by participating in a JoyDrive and bringing "crazy socks for courageous kids" for children over the age of four. The first 200 people to donate to the JoyDrive received one Chick-fil-A® Digital Offer Card good for one (1) Original Chick-fil-A® Chicken Sandwich, Grilled Chicken Sandwich, or Spicy Chicken Sandwich. Over 900 pairs of socks were donated to the JoyDrive.
The Jessie Rees Foundation ensures every kid fighting cancer has the support to Never Ever Give Up and they provide children in hospitals around the world with funfilled JoyJars as a way to send hope and joy to children fighting cancer. JoyJars are filled with a variety of toys and games to help pass the time in the hospital.
Also, in support of Hockey Fights Cancer Night beneficiary Jessie Rees Foundation, Chick-fil-A sold Mini-Plush Chick-fil-A Cows for $5 each in the TCL Entrance. For every Chick-fil-A Mini-Plush Cow purchased, Chick-fil-A will donate one Jessie Rees Foundation "NEGU" branded Chick-fil-A Mini Plush Cow to be put into a JoyJar.
For Hockey Fights Cancer Night's in-game Moment of Recognition, fans had the opportunity to honor loved ones who have battled the fight against cancer by filling out complimentary "I Fight For" tribute cards. During the first intermission, fans proudly stood and honored those in which they fight for.
Ducks players wore new lavender warm-up Hockey Fights Cancer jersey this season in support of the NHL-initiative, which were autographed by the players and auctioned in support of the Jessie Rees Foundation. The Hockey Fights Cancer jersey auction raised over $14,000.
On Sunday, November 10th, the Ducks honored United States military personnel and veterans through Military Appreciation Night presented by Pacific Premier Bank. This special game night paid tribute to local military and their family members, as well as raised awareness and funds for United Heroes League (UHL), a nonprofit organization that provides the children of military members access to sports. In celebration of Military Appreciation Night, all fans in attendance received a Ducks Camo Hat presented by Pacific Premier Bank.
Ducks players wore camouflage Ducks jerseys during the pregame warmup for Military Appreciation Night. Jerseys were auctioned raising over $12,000 with proceeds benefiting United Heroes League.
The game night also included representatives from United Heroes League taking part in the evening's activities such as the Blue Line Skaters, Honorary Puck Drop and the Community Hero Award.
United Heroes League actively works to ensure that children of military members are afforded every opportunity to participate in sports. UHL has provided more than $3 million worth of free sports equipment, game tickets, cash grants and summer camps to military families across the US & Canada.
Adam Henrique hosted his annual postgame Movember photo opportunity on Tuesday, November 12th to support the Movember Foundation.
For a $25 donation, fans had the chance to meet Adam Henrique and have their photo taken with him and his stache!
Henrique matched the fans $2,000 in contributions to the evening's photo op, raising $4,000 for Movember.
The Ducks and Supply Solutions hosted the Supply Solutions Household Donation Drive benefiting Thomas House Family Shelter prior to the Sunday, October 20th home game.
Fans visited the Hockey Spot in front of the South Entrance of Honda Center from 4pm - 6pm and made donations of toiletries or household goods such as, toilet paper, paper towel, shampoo, body wash and toothpaste. Over 200 donations of household goods were donated by Ducks fans and will be matched by Supply Solutions.
Thomas House Family Shelter provides a safe, supportive environment and the resources necessary for homeless families with children to remain together while empowering them to become independent and self-sufficient.