The Anaheim Ducks will celebrate St. Patrick's Day at tonight's contest vs. the Buffalo Sabres (7 p.m.). The night will feature St. Patrick's Day themed gameday presentations, St. Patrick's Day merchandise, giveaways and much more.
Members of the Rancho Cucamonga Firefighters Pipes and Drums will be on hand to give the evening a real St. Patrick's Day feel. During the warmup period of tonight's game, the Ducks team will also get into the spirit by sporting special St. Patrick's Day themed jerseys that will be available for purchase following the warmups in the Anaheim Ducks Team Store powered by Reebok.
As a part of NHL Green Week taking place this week as well, the Anaheim Ducks will feature several interactive opportunities prior to and during the game to help showcase the team's various green initiatives. These activations will include Republic Services, Honda Center's waste collection company, who will have their brand new truck and recycling boxes for fans to recycle aluminum cans and plastic bottles before heading through the doors at Honda Center. Fans will have the opportunity to guess the number of aluminum cans that are inside a square cube of crushed cans for the chance to win a bicycle and helmet. The winner will be named during Ducks vs. Sabres contest. In addition, the Anaheim Ducks Team Store will also support NHL Green Week with the debut of one-of-a-kind tote bags made from Anaheim Ducks and Honda Center Banners. These upcycled tote bags, made by Relan, are designed, cut and sewn using minimal water and eco-friendly soaps for cleaning. These bags will be available to purchase for $15 starting when doors open at 5:30 p.m.
As part of the St. Patrick's Day celebration, the Ducks will have special St. Patrick's themed Ducks T-shirts available for sale in the Anaheim Ducks Team Store powered by Reebok. These t-shirts were specially designed by students from the Samueli Academy who took part in the annual Samueli Academy T-shirt Design Contest. The t-shirts available for sale, are the winning designs of the contest and all net proceed from the sales of the two shirts will benefit the Samueli Academy.
The Anaheim Ducks introduced the Samueli Academy T-Shirt Design Contest during the 2014-15 season and it was held again this season, tasking design students from the Samueli Academy with a project to create a unique Anaheim Ducks branded St. Patrick's Day t-shirt design. The Samueli Academy is a project-based learning curriculum, therefore the project was created for the students to hone their design skills, work in a group environment as well as make a formal presentation to pitch their designs. Anaheim Ducks staff volunteered for this project and helped guide students and supply insight on the Anaheim Ducks brand. Once the projects were completed, they were presented to their class as well as Anaheim Ducks staff and two winning submissions were chosen by the Anaheim Ducks based on looks that best interpreted the festive holiday assignment.
Fans looking to attend tonight's St. Patrick's Day contest can purchase the St. Paddy's Day Pack that includes a ticket to the game and a St. Paddy's Day themed Pilsner Glass starting at $33. For more information on this ticket package please visit www.anaheimducks.com/lucky.
Individual tickets for tonight's contest are also still available. All ticket options can be purchased through AnaheimDucks.com, Ticketmaster or at the Honda Center Box Office. Fans will incur no additional fees when purchasing tickets direct from the Anaheim Ducks (via any of the aforementioned avenues). In addition, fans will continue to receive free TicketFast delivery (ability to print tickets at home). For more information on Season, Premium and Mini Plan ticket packages, call 1-877-WILD WING or visit AnaheimDucks.com.
Samueli Academy offers educationally under-served communities a new choice for the high school education of their teens. Future expansion of the campus will include on-site housing for those students who need a stable living environment in order for them to excel academically. Samueli Academy welcomed our first class of 120 freshmen in August, 2013. Each subsequent year we will add another freshmen class for a total student body of 480 teens. For more information please visit samueliacademy.org.