Hartford Wolf Pack General Manager Al Coates announced today that the final tally to be donated to the Twin Towers Fund from the Pack’s opening night game is $16,900. The Wolf Pack organization made a pledge of $10,000 and challenged their fans to match that total with donations at the game.
“Our organization is honored to have the opportunity make this contribution,” Coates said. “Our great fans once again showed their dedication to the community in fine fashion, and we are most grateful for their joining us in showing our appreciation for the heroes of September 11th.”
Personnel from Hartford-area firefighting units and police departments were at the game, Saturday, October 13 (a 3-1 win over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers) collecting monies from fans. Donations from the crowd of 10,394 totaled $6,900. This effort was part of a league-wide American Hockey League endeavor to Support the Twin Towers Fund.
The Twin Towers Fund, established by New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, was created to assist the families of the members of the uniformed services of the New York City Fire Department and its Emergency Medical Services Command, the New York City Police Department, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the New York State Office of Court Administration and other government offices who lost their lives or were injured because of the tragedies of September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center in New York City.