The Anaheim Ducks are getting into the holiday spirit and calling all Ducks fans to help spread cheer in Orange County this holiday season! The Ducks will be collecting toys as part of the annual Anaheim Ducks Toy Drive at the December 6th, 8th and 11th home games. The Lady Ducks - wives and significant others of players and Hockey and Business Operations executives - will be assisting Anaheim Fire Department to collect new, unwrapped, toys, books and games to benefit the Spark of Love Toy Drive. Anaheim Ducks Toy Drive drop-off locations will be located at the Northeast, East and South Entrances (South entrance will be outside of Honda Center, near the Team Store main entrance).
Toy Drive drop off locations will also be available between December 1st and December 13th at each of THE RINKS locations (Anaheim ICE, Corona Inline, Irvine Inline, Huntington Beach Inline, Westminster ICE, Yorba Linda ICE) as well as the Anaheim Ducks Team Store. Each person dropping off a donation at THE RINKS will receive a 2-for-1 public skating pass (limit one pass per person redeemable at any of THE RINKS locations).
The Anaheim Ducks and The RINKS will be hosting a Holiday Toy Drive Skate on Wednesday, December 13th from 7:00pm - 9:00pm at The Rinks - Anaheim ICE. Fans that bring new, unwrapped, toys, books and games can skate for FREE that evening and will also be entered to win an Anaheim Ducks prize (limit one raffle ticket per person). The Street Team will be hosting ornament decorating for kids, and guests will also have the opportunity to skate alongside Wild Wing and the Power Players.
The Lady Ducks are creating one-of-a-kind, Ducks Player holiday ornaments that will be auctioned at the December 8th home game against the Minnesota Wild. These Ducks collectibles will make a great holiday gift for the biggest Ducks fans!
To bid on the Lady Ducks Ornament game day auction, opening at 5pm on December 8th, text 'Ducks' to 52182 or visit anaheimducks.com/ingameauctions. All proceeds will benefit the Anaheim Ducks Foundation.
In addition, the Lady Ducks will also be selling a limited number of Anaheim Ducks Foundation commemorative holiday ornaments made from Honda Center game-used glass for $15 each. Come check out the ornaments and visit The Lady Ducks inside the South Entrance on December 8th.
To support the Anaheim Ducks Foundation, the Ducks will be selling a commemorative series Surprise Puck Set featuring four limited edition Ducks pucks.
Fans will pick an individually wrapped puck at random and receive 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 will receive an autographed jersey.
Don't miss your chance to win a surprise orange puck and support the Anaheim Ducks Foundation!
The Anaheim Ducks hosted a Hockey Fights Cancer Skate Night on Friday, November 17th at The RINKS - Anaheim ICE. Open Skate admission prices (Youth - $10, General - $12, Skate Rental - $5) benefited the Jessie Rees Foundation.
The mission for the Jessie Rees Foundation is to ensure every kid fighting cancer has the support to Never Ever Give Up! They fulfill their mission by CONNECTING with families, bringing AWARENESS to their stories, offering them helpful RESOURCES and sending the entire family continual doses of ENCOURAGEMENT throughout their journey.
Thursday, November 9th, the Anaheim Ducks honored United States military personnel and veterans through Military Appreciation Night presented by Pacific Premier Bank at Honda Center. This special game night pays tribute to local military and their families as well as raises awareness for United Heroes League, a nonprofit organization that supports military children to live active and healthy lives. In celebration of Military Appreciation Night, all fans in attendance received a complimentary Ducks-branded camouflage hat courtesy of Pacific Premier Bank.
Anaheim Ducks players wore wearing camouflage Ducks jerseys during the pre-game warm-up that are available for auction starting at 5pm PST on November 9th, until Friday, November 10th, at 3pm PST. To place a bid, text "Ducks" to 52182 or visit AnaheimDucks.com/ingameauctions. All proceeds will benefit the United Heroes League.
The game night also included representatives from United Heroes League participating in the evening's activities such as the Blue Line Skaters, Honorary Puck Drop, Honorary Duck, Stick Boy, Power Player, 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. So far they have helped over 40,000 military families keep or start their kids in sports, primarily in hockey and baseball.
The Ducks hosted Hockey Fights Cancer Night at Honda Center on Sunday, October 15th in support of the Jessie Rees Foundation. 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 fun-filled 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. The Ducks are asked all fans in attendance to help fill these jars by participating in a JoyDrive and bringing "crazy socks for courageous kids" that are fun socks for the kids to enjoy. Drop off locations will be at South and Northeast doors. Each donor to the JoyDrive received one Chick-fil-A Digital Offer Card good for one (1) Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich or 8-count Nugget meal (includes waffle potato fries and drink). Value of Digital Offer Card is $7.00.
As part of the Anaheim Ducks Hockey Fights Cancer Night game night activities, the first 5,000 fans in attendance received a Jessie Rees Foundation Never Ever Give Up wristband. Also, for the game's Moment of Recognition, fans had the opportunity to honor loved ones that have battled the fight against cancer by filling out complimentary "I Fight For" tribute cards.
Fans also contributed to HFC Night by participating in the in-game auction featuring Ducks autographed Hockey Fights Cancer jerseys that were worn during the team's warm-up. Jerseys were available to bid on prior to the evening's game. All proceeds will benefited the Jessie Rees Foundation.
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