The Ducks will drop the puck on the postseason with a Paint It Orange Drive to the Playoffs this Sunday, April 9. The Ducks Street Team, Wild Wing and the Power Players will make their way from as far south as San Clemente to as far north as Seal Beach with a variety of Paint it Orange stops starting at 8:30 a.m. The caravan will converge on Honda Center for a final Paint it Orange stop prior to the Ducks' final regular season game vs. the Kings (5:30 p.m. puck drop).
The "Paint It Orange Drive to the Playoffs" event includes stops in the cities of San Clemente (8:30 a.m.), Seal Beach (10 a.m.), Irvine (10:30 a.m.), Costa Mesa (11:30 a.m.), Huntington Beach (12 p.m.), Newport Beach (1 p.m.) Orange (1 p.m.) and Anaheim (2 p.m.). Southern California's largest Ducks Rally Towel will make an appearance at the Newport Beach Pier and will serve as the home base for the "Drive to the Playoffs" event.
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"Paint it Orange Drive to the Playoffs" stops will include DJ Jojo and appearances by Bear Brass Band, Vinnie the Barber, Wild Wing, the Power Players and Ducks alumni. There will be a variety of opportunities to win prizes and playoff-themed items including a pair of playoff tickets at every stop. Fans are encouraged to get into the Playoff spirit by coming out to one of the various stops and helping the Anaheim Ducks "Paint It Orange" around the community. The full schedule of stops with timing will be released on the Anaheim Ducks Playoff hub website, Anaheimducks.com/Playoffs, and fans are encouraged to follow the "Paint It Orange Drive to the Playoffs" on Anaheim Ducks social media outlets the day of the event.
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In addition to the Drive to the Playoffs, other members of the community will "Paint It Orange" to show their Ducks dedication. The Newport Beach pier will feature a large "Let's Go Ducks" banner, as well as the Discovery Cube Science Center at the Santa Ana Campus and the John Wayne Airport starting Monday, Apr. 10. The support doesn't stop there - The Irvine Company will be placing Ducks signage throughout the Irvine Spectrum Center, Tustin Marketplace and Fashion Island.
The City of Anaheim, ARTIC, Children's Hospital of Orange County and The Orange County Transportation Authority will hang Ducks signage on buildings and buses throughout the duration of the postseason. Fans should be on the lookout for the Anaheim Ducks Street Team continuously making local stops throughout the playoffs in locations around Orange County. Fans can follow the Anaheim Ducks on social media to find out more information on locations and prizes. Fans who are interested in purchasing "Let's Go Ducks" banners, flags and car shades for the postseason can visit AnaheimDucks.com/playoffs. Sizes include 5'(w) x 3'(h) banners with grommets for $50, 8'(w)x 4'(h) banners with grommets for $100, 3'(w) x 5'(h) home banners for $35 and car shades for $35. Supplies are limited so get yours while they are still available. Fans can also sign up to receive text and email updates on the playoff festivities and postseason tickets at AnaheimDucks.com/playoffs.
Every week throughout the playoffs, 25 S.C.O.R.E. schools will display creative ways to "Paint It Orange" while wearing their Ducks t-shirts in support of the Ducks playoff run. After each round, one school will be chosen to win a Playoff Pizza Party with Wild Wing and the Power Players. The first schools will be displaying their spirit on Apr. 4 at Beechwood Elementary School followed by Hermosa Drive Elementary School on Apr. 6.
The 2016-17 postseason marks the Anaheim Ducks fifth consecutive playoff berth and 13th in franchise history. A limited number of tickets for the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center (four potential games) are still available for purchase through AnaheimDucks.com/playoffs, by phone with Ticketmaster at (714) 703-2545 or in person at the Honda Center Box Office.