The Dallas Stars will honor military members and their families on Military Night, Friday, March 28 against the Nashville Predators at 7:30 p.m. Stars players have purchased 500 tickets for the evening, with an additional 500 tickets being donated by season ticket holders and fans, that will be distributed through military organizations including Defending The Blue Line, VetTix and the USO.
"We are honored to host such a large number of active duty, reserve and retired military personnel at our game," Dallas Stars President and CEO Jim Lites said. "Recognizing the contribution and sacrifice that members of our military and their families make every day to ensure our freedom is important to our organization."
All Dallas Stars players purchased and donated tickets that will be used by military personnel and their families for the game. The team will take the ice for warmups against the Predators wearing camouflage jerseys. The one-of-a-kind jerseys will be auctioned off following the game, with proceeds benefitting the Dallas Stars Foundation and Defending the Blue Line, a national non-profit which supports military families by providing free hockey equipment and access to summer hockey camps at no cost, along with grants to help with local hockey association fees.
"The total ticket donations by the Dallas Stars players and the organization is the largest we have ever received by a National Hockey League franchise for distribution to military families," President and Founder of Defending The Blue Line, Shane Hudella said. "The donation speaks volumes to the support and commitment to our men and women in uniform by the Dallas Stars and the North Texas community."
Prior to the game, Colonel John Breazeale, 301st Fighter Wing Commander from Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base will participate in the ceremonial puck drop. On March 12, members of the Dallas Stars organization, including Alumni Association Director Bob Bassen, Gerald Diduck and FOX Sports Southwest analyst Craig Ludwig visited Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base for a base tour and lunch with military personnel.
For more information about Military Night, please call 214-GO-STARS or visit DallasStars.com/military.