As part of the ongoing organizational efforts in the Hispanic community, the Ducks will be hosting "Dia de los Muertos Night" Friday, Nov. 1 at Honda Center when the team faces off against the Vancouver Canucks. In advance of this special evening, the Ducks offered a special ticket price for attendees of various Hispanic/Global community festivals in Orange County. All fans in attendance will receive a free "sugar skull" themed Wild Wing troll doll courtesy of Chick-Fil-A and the game will have a Dia de los Muertos themed warmup puck.
The game will be broadcast in Spanish language via a live stream on AnaheimDucks.com as well as the Ducks app. San Francisco Giants broadcaster Erwin Higueros will join the Ducks as the Spanish language play-by-play voice with the San Francisco 49ers announcer Jesús Zárate as the color analyst.
The Ducks have been active in the Hispanic community locally since the inception of their S.C.O.R.E. (Scholastic Curriculum of Recreation & Education) program in 2005. Nearly 50%, roughly 25,000 students, of the program participants identify as Hispanic/nonwhite. As part of the team's ongoing efforts, the organization has also translated all Anaheim Ducks S.C.O.R.E. student materials into Spanish for their school programming to help provide access and remove barriers to participation in hockey communities throughout Southern California. The program uses the sport of hockey to teach educational themes, encourage healthy and active living, reinforce the importance of positive character building, and reward youth for their dedication of pursuing academic excellence. Through its initiatives, Ducks S.C.O.R.E. has contributed to the educational landscape within traditional and non-traditional settings while impacting over 60,000 students annually. It provides educators with viable alternatives to costly programming, especially during times when funding for extra-curricular programs have decreased, or in some cases, cut entirely.
Members of the S.C.O.R.E. program from McFadden Intermediate School will be in attendance at tonight's game. McFadden Intermediate was the recipient of the Ducks PowerPlay! Project in 2017 in which the school was gifted a brand new street hockey rink as part of a school beautification project to add additional resources for their students.