Community Partners

The Adirondack Thunder partner with several local charities and partners to give back to our local community throughout our season!

Tri-County United Way

The Adirondack Thunder partner with the Tri-County United Way on their annual coat drive during the month of November, where the Thunder donated over 400 coats to the Moreau Community Center and Salvation Army, breaking last season's mark by nearly 100 coats. The Thunder also partnered with the TCUW to set up several community visits, including appearances at Big Brothers / Big Sisters Programs, schools, youth centers (including the Glens Falls Youth Center below) senior centers and more!

 

Good Move Program
 
Good Move is a program of the Health Promotion Center of Glens Falls Hospital and is partially funded by the New York State Department of Health. Good Move is centered around physical activity and healthy eating which are two big things that must be prominent in a Thunder player’s life if he wants to be successful on the ice. The Thunder run the "Good Move Of The Game" at all 36 home games to promote healthy living, physical activity and proper eating in kids. The youth of the Glens Falls area can expect to see Thunder players and staff at their schools advocating for a healthy lifestyle and the Good Move of the Game will show ticket holders how fun and easy it is to be active in their every day life. 

Double H Ranch
 
The Double H Ranch in Lake Luzerne, NY, co-founded by Charles R. Wood and Paul Newman, provides a Summer Residential Camp, an Adaptive Winter Sports Program and spring and fall Family Programming to children and their families dealing with life-threatening illnesses. Each session lasts 6 days and accommodates approximately 126 campers with a camper to staff ratio of 2:1. Their fully equipped medical facility is staffed 24 hours a day by onsite doctors and nurses and provides a safe environment for all the campers and stuff.
 
The Thunder and Double H Ranch partner on events in the community, which consisted of the Double H Ranch Walk-A-Thon / Skate-A-Thon in February 2016 at the GFCC. The organizations will look to partner again this season!

The Open Door Soup Kitchen

The Thunder aim to help add to this tradition by holding a canned food drive during the season to benefit the Open Door's efforts. If fans bring a canned food item to either of these games, they will be given a silver flex voucher good for a free ticket to any future Thunder game this season. Thunder players visited the Open Door to serve dinner earlier this season as a part of their relationship with the program. 

Big Brothers / Big Sisters Program

The Adirondack Thunder and Big Brothers / Big Sisters partnered on a four-appeararnce program this season, which saw players visit four different programs under the BBBS Umbrella. Players spoke about the bonds of friendship and team building through structured activities and participated in activities with the bigs and littles, which was a fun and enjoyable experience for both sides. The Thunder will continue the relationship in 2016-17, emphasizing interacting their players with local youths! 

U.A. Local 773 & Wounded Warriors

Each season, the Adirondack Thunder partner with Plumbers and Steamfitters Union 773 to sponsor the Adirondack Thunder Military Appreciation Night, held on December 3, 2016. Mililtary Appreciation Night has raised over $30,000 for the Wounded Warriors Project over the past three seasons with the Adirondack Flames and Adirondack Thunder! 

About the Thunder

The Adirondack Thunder are the proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Calgary Flames and begin their 2016-17 season on October 22, 2016 at the Glens Falls Civic Center. The Thunder enter their second season of ECHL play, following an inaugural season that saw the team advance to the second round of the Kelly Cup Playoffs, the first time since 1994 that an Adirondack team won a playoff series. 

Find Us

Glens Falls Civic Center
Adirondack Thunder
1 Civic Center Plaza
Glens Falls, NY 12801
518-480-3355
info@echlthunder.com