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CAMPAIGN TO HELP FUND AMANDAS HOUSE PROJECT RAISES OVER $10,000

Tuesday, March 3rd
CAMPAIGN TO HELP FUND AMANDAS HOUSE PROJECT RAISES OVER $10,000

Glens Falls, NY – The Adirondack Flames completed, in partnership with the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce (ARCC) Leadership Group, a campaign to benefit the renovation of Amanda’s House at Glens Falls Hospital.

The campaign to fund the Amanda’s House Campaign was launched on January 9, when the Flames hosted the Oklahoma City Barons, and came to a close on Saturday, February 7, when the Flames took on the Utica Comets. The Flames raised a total of $5,921 in cash and furniture donations over their 30-day campaign. The contributions from the Flames made up over forty percent of the Leadership Group’s total goal of $25,000.

“Glens Falls Hospital is proud to partner with the Adirondack Flames, the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce Leadership Group, and Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region,” Cindy Sherwood, Vice President of Development, Glens Falls Hospital, said. “On behalf of the entire GFH organization, thank you for helping raise awareness of and support for Amanda’s House.”

The Flames received a generous contribution from corporate partner Bare Bones Furniture, who contributed six twin beds, frames and box springs, and office furnishings, all to be used in Amanda’s House, valued at $3,000. On “Amanda’s House Night”, held at the Glens Falls Civic Center on January 24, the Flames raised over $1,000 towards the campaign through their 50/50 from that evening and a silent auction during the game. The team also donated one dollar from every ticket sold through a special online campaign, for a total of $1,093 donated that evening.

“The Adirondack Flames were humbled by and thrilled with the generosity of our friends at Bare Bones Furniture and our fans throughout the Amanda’s House restoration project,” Adirondack Flames President Brian Petrovek said.” Amanda’s House is an essential part of Glens Falls Hospital that assists those traveling into the area for hospital care with lodging. We’d also like to thank Ronald McDonald House in Albany for their generous matching of $5,000 of our donation, enabling the overall effort to exceed the $10,000 mark”

Additionally, the Flames donated 100 Flex Tickets to the ARCC Leadership Group which were sold at their discretion, with 100 percent of the proceeds going towards the project. The Leadership Group sold all 100 tickets for a total of $1,400. The campaign ended with $288 from the in-game 50/50 on February 6 against the Utica Comets and $150 in additional donations made up the final donation total of $5,921.

“Having the Flames commit to such a tremendous fundraising goal brought energy and excitement to this ARCC Leadership project; seeing them propel beyond the goal to help such a great cause gives me confidence in this community we live in,” Stephen Porto, President of the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce Leadership Group, said. “What a tremendous effort and outcome by everyone involved.”

The Flames also received a campaign match from the Ronald McDonald House in Albany, NY. Ronald McDonald House agreed to match $5,000 of the Flames’ donation. The Ronald McDonald House is a home away from home for families of seriously ill children, that creates and supports programs that directly improve the lives of children and their families.

“We congratulate the Adirondack Flames on the success of the campaign and salute all who supported their heartfelt work,” Jeff Yule, Executive Director of the Ronald McDonald House, said. “Once again, the Glens Falls community has selflessly rallied in support of a wonderful cause.”

Located at 22 Henry Street in Glens Falls, Amanda’s House was dedicated in memory of Amanda Rose Cafaro. Amanda was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia at just four months old and during her struggle, the communities in the Greater Glens Falls area rallied to the aid of Amanda and her family. After her death on September 24, 1998 it was suggested that a memorial be established for this little girl who united the community in such a loving manner. Amanda's House is that memorial. The House is offered free of charge to anyone who is visiting Glens Falls Hospital for treatment from out of the area.

“Support from these organizations has greatly assisted in the reopening of Amanda’s House,” Kevin Baxter, House Manager, Amanda’s House, said. “Thanks to the generosity of our community, we are able to provide a home away from home, when patients and families need it most.

For more information on Amanda’s House, visit http://www.amandashouse.org and visit adirondackflames.com and click the Amanda’s House tile on the right hand side to donate to the cause.

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