The Dallas Stars will honor veterans of the military and their families on Veterans Appreciation Night presented by JW Logistics, Monday, March 20 against the San Jose Sharks at 7:30 p.m.Lockheed Martin, Albertsons and Tom Thumb will each provide over 100 seats to United Heroes League for veterans and their families to attend the game against the Sharks. All active and retired military along with any government employee can receive discounted tickets to the game by going to www.dallasstars.com/govx.
"Recognizing our local military members in a meaningful and memorable way has always been a priority of the Dallas Stars organization," Dallas Stars President and CEO Jim Lites said. "We are honored to stand alongside our local servicemen and women who have sacrificed for the good of our country."
The Stars will take the ice for warmups against the Sharks wearing camouflage jerseys. The one-of-a-kind jerseys will be auctioned off following the game at DallasStars.com/Auctions, with proceeds benefitting Defending The Blue Line. The Stars will also auction a one-of-a-kind goaltender mask which will be a worn in an upcoming game by goaltender Kari Lehtonen at the same website. The mask, which was designed by Lehtonen himself, will benefit Wounded Warriors.
"As a Marine, it is exciting to join the Dallas Stars in recognizing and honoring those that have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. We are thankful for their service and sacrifice to protect and defend our country and the freedoms we enjoy as Americans," J.W. Logistics Senior Vice President of Operations Albert Silva said. "At JWL, we are committed to the recruitment, retention, and development of our military veterans and are grateful for the unique experience that they bring to the company."
The first 15,000 fans will receive complimentary Dallas Stars camouflage caps courtesy of Citi Credit Union. Military personnel will participate in one-of-a-kind game experiences throughout the evening including visiting penalty boxes during warmups, cheering on the Stars outside the locker as they take the ice after intermissions and opportunities post-game to meet Stars players. Throughout the entire evening, the Stars organization will recognize military members and their families who are in attendance on the videoboard.