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Recap of Meet the Team

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks hosted another successful Meet the Team presented by on Tuesday at Bluewater Grill at The District at Tustin Legacy.

Ducks fans and supporters had the opportunity to participate in “Tuesday Fight Night” where they challenged their favorite Anaheim Ducks players to a Nintendo Wii boxing match. Kyle Chipchura defeated Andy Sutton in the final match, winning a suite to a future Ducks game, which he donated to the Anaheim Ducks Foundation.


Former UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) light heavyweight champion and Huntington Beach native Tito Ortiz, who will face Matt “The Hammer” Hamill at the upcoming UFC 121 at Honda Center on Oct. 23, served as a special guest at the Ducks “Tuesday Fight Night.” He took on Ducks enforcer George Parros in a Wii boxing match to open the night, with the two fighting to a draw. 

The entire Ducks roster, coaches and management were in attendance, mingling with guests and enjoying specialty cocktails and fantastic food. One-of-a-kind silent auction items included exclusive experiences such as watching a Ducks game from the General Manager’s box with Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray. Guests were also able to bid on tickets to UFC 121 on Oct. 23 at Honda Center and a pair of round-trip tickets on Jet Blue.

Meet the Team also featured a silent auction filled with Ducks collectibles and Honda Center ticket packages, a live auction where guests had the chance to bid on the opportunity to Wii box against Teemu Selanne, George Parros, Bobby Ryan and Ryan Getzlaf, as well as a wonderful opportunity drawing with great prizes. 

The following Ducks fans had the winning bids and got to take on their favorite Ducks:
Amanda Laughlin (Getzlaf), Karen Tran ( Selanne), Lauren Pinson (Parros) and Judith Barham (Ryan).

Since the first restaurant opened in Newport Beach, CA in 1996, Bluewater Grill has honored the rich history and traditions of its fishing forefathers, and worked with fisherman around the world to source the highest-quality seafood in peak season.  Owner-operated from the beginning, the restaurant has made its mission to provide guests with the freshest seafood, innovatively prepared, in an atmosphere of casual style. 

In addition to the original Newport Beach location in historic Cannery Village, there are Bluewater Grill seafood restaurants at King Harbor in Redondo Beach in Los Angeles County, at The District at Tustin Legacy in central Orange County, and in the Camelback neighborhood of central Phoenix.  For more information, go to

The mission of Register Charities is to provide relief of poverty and distress in Orange County. Season of Caring is the main fundraising campaign of Register Charities which has funded more than $6-million dollars to local charities since 1999.

The mission of the Anaheim Ducks Foundation is to facilitate and support programs that produce positive change for children and families throughout Southern California by providing educational opportunities, broadening access to the sport of hockey and addressing the health and wellness needs of our community.

Through the Foundation, the Anaheim Ducks look to support exemplary Southern California nonprofit organizations and to help make a positive impact in the local community with programs such as Ducks S.C.O.R.E. (Scholastic Curriculum of Recreation & Education).
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