The Ducks will kick off their 25th Anniversary Season presented by UCI Health on Saturday, September 15 with 25 Hours of Hockey at Honda Center. The continuous 25-hour game will showcase the growth of hockey in Southern California with teams being represented from the Jr. Ducks, Lady Ducks, Orange County Police Department, Orange County Fire Department, sled hockey, Learn to Play, Orange County Teachers, Ducks Alumni and many more. The 25 hours will comprise of a series of multiple games knitted together by a composite scoreboard. Each represented team will play for Team "Ducks" or Team "Mighty Ducks" and will feature competition from players ranging from age eight-and-up. The 25-hour game will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 15 and continue until the morning of Sunday, September 16. The Ducks will conclude the 25 hours of continuous hockey with their NHL training camp scrimmage on Sunday, September 16. A ceremonial puck drop will take place when the Ducks unveil their Power Play! project on Friday, September 14 to help begin the 25 Hours of Hockey weekend.
The 25 Hours of Hockey festivities continue throughout Saturday and into Sunday with a double-feature movie night of "Miracle" and "Happy Gilmore" beginning at 6 p.m. on September 15. The free 25-hour event is open to all, and fans are invited to stay all day and night, or just pop in for some street hockey, watch the continuous game or catch a flick. Ducks mascot Wild Wing, Street Team and Power Players will be on hand with giveaways and games to ensure a fun-filled 25 hours for all in attendance. Local food trucks, live entertainment, interactive games and much more will round out the 25-hour experience. Additional details, including the event timeline, will be announced leading up to the event.
For the past two seasons, Direct Energy Business, energy supplier of Honda Center, has made a donation per Ducks goal to the Anaheim Ducks Foundation. This year, in celebration of the 25th anniversary, Direct Energy Business will proudly donate $25 per goal to the Anaheim Ducks Foundation, including all goals scored at 25 Hours of Hockey.
In support of HomeAid Orange County, and their mission to end homelessness, a Wahoo's Fish Taco-themed children's playhouse will be on display at the 25 Hours of Hockey event where fans can check out the tyke-sized replica of a Wahoo's Fish Taco restaurant. The playhouse will be up for auction at HomeAid's annual Doorways for Hope Gala on November 3, with all proceeds benefiting HomeAid Orange County.
In addition, fans and teams attending the 25 Hours of Hockey event are encouraged to bring a donation of unused travel size toiletries such as soap, shampoo, lotion, toothbrushes, toothpaste, sunscreen and mouthwash to support HomeAid's CareKits for Orange County's homeless.
About HomeAid Orange County
HomeAid Orange County is the founding chapter of a national non-profit organization with a mission of building new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach. HomeAid fulfills its mission through Housing, Service and Advocacy. Founded in 1989 by the Orange County Chapter of the Building Industry Association of Southern California, HomeAid acts as the housing developer and liaison between service providers, community volunteers, builders, and specialty contractors. For nearly 30 years, HomeAid has served more than 65,000 people through 62 housing developments and the addition of 1,560 beds for those experiencing homelessness. For more information, please visit homeaidoc.org.