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RAISE THE RINK ONE WEEK AWAY

05/26/2017 9:50 AM -
Glens Falls, NY – The Raise The Rink fundraiser, held by the Adirondack Civic Center Coalition, is now just one week away. The event will be held on Friday, June 2 inside Heritage Hall at the Glens Falls Civic Center with all proceeds benefitting the Keep Hockey Here fundraiser. 
 
The Raise The Rink fundraiser will feature silent auctions, raffles, live music, food and entertainment for a fun night out in support of the local community. The silent auction will include a number of authentic jerseys signed by NHL superstars including Henrik Lundqvist, Patrick Kane, Jaromir Jagr, Alex Ovechkin and more. Additional silent auction items will include a patio set from Telescope Furniture, a weekend getaway in Boston and more, with a full list to date listed below. 
 
The event will run from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. All adult tickets for admission will be $25 and youth tickets (14 and under) will be $10. All adult admission tickets will have two food and drink tickets included. The event will have local food and beverage vendors present, serving all attendees on the evening, plus live entertainment throughout the evening from Bobby Dick & Susie Q. 
 
A full list of raffle items is listed below – 
 
Signed Authentic Hockey Jerseys - (Henrik Lundqvist, Patrick Kane, Duncan Keith, Steven Stamkos, Jaromir Jagr & Alex Ovechkin + More To Come)
Signed Hockey Stick from Austin Matthews from Toronto Maple Leafs
Team Signed Jersey from the 2012 Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings
Boston Red Sox Package - (Donated By Rob and Lindsay Merrill)
     - 4 Tickets to a game of the winner's choosing
     - Dinner for four at the Dell EMC Club at Fenway Park (overlooking the field and Boston skyline)
One Pair of Adirondack Thunder Season Tickets
A Patio Furniture Set from Telescope Furniture
Golf Package - (Framed picture and other items from The Masters)
A new Mizuno Golf Driver (Donated by Saratoga Golf & Polo)
Golf for 4 at The Sagamore and Golf for 4 at Kingbury National
Accommodations at Lodge at Crest Haven
 
*More items, including smaller, raffle ticket prizes, will be announced at the event
 
For the most up-to-date list of prizes, visit http://echlthunder.com/community/raisetherink/.
 
“We’ve seen our event gain some steam, similar to our fundraising efforts as a whole, over the last few weeks and are excited to continue to build that momentum next week,” Adirondack Civic Center Coalition President Dan Burke said. “The Raise the Rink event will be the place to be next Friday and we’re very excited to see the high level of auction items available for members of our local community.”
 
The coalition launched the "Keep Hockey Here" fundraising campaign on February 28, the date it agreed to purchase the Adirondack Thunder from the Calgary Sports & Entertainment. The campaign is designed to solicit the additional funds necessary for a successful team ownership and the coalition has set a $1 million campaign goal, including contributions from coalition members. Fans can make an online donation to help “Keep Hockey Here” by visiting glensfallscc.com and clicking the support button. 
 
The Adirondack Civic Center Coalition is a nonprofit group of local business and community volunteer leaders who manage the Glens Falls Civic Center. In April 2015, the coalition entered into a lease-purchase agreement with the city of Glens Falls to take control of the building.  The coalition aims to preserve the Civic Center as a premier venue for sports and entertainment in the Adirondack region.
            
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