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THUNDER DONATE OVER $1,000 TO OPEN DOOR MISSION

Tuesday, January 26th
THUNDER DONATE OVER $1,000 TO OPEN DOOR MISSION

Glens Falls, NY – The Adirondack Thunder, through the generosity of their fans and the work and dedication of the Thunder Wives and Girlfriends, donated over $1,000 to the Open Door Mission through the sales of two puck wreaths at December home games. The Thunder have also announced that the Thunder Wives and Girlfriends will be selling “Mystery Pucks” at the next three home games, with all proceeds to be donated to the C.R. Wood Cancer Research Center at Glens Falls Hospital.

The Thunder Wives and girlfriends created two “puck wreaths”, which were made up of 30 pucks, each signed by Thunder player, arranged in the shape of a holiday wreath with glue and hockey tape. The wreaths were raffled off on Friday, December 4 and Friday, December 11, and the two auctions raised a total of $1,001, all of which is being donated to the Open Door Mission in Glens Falls.

“We felt the Open Door Mission was a great partner of the team and we were thrilled to be able to donate over $1,000 from our puck wreath auctions in December,” Kayla MacAskill, fiancé of Thunder defenseman Patch Alber, said. “The puck wreaths seemed to be a big hit with Thunder fans and the money raised helps support a really important charity.”

The Thunder wives are currently selling “mystery pucks” at Thunder home games in the main lobby. 130 pucks were sold at the Thunder’s home game on Friday, January 22, raising a total of $1,300. Pucks will be available at this weekend’s home games on Friday January 29 and Saturday, January 30, as well as next Friday, February 5, as supplies last.

“The mystery pucks have already been a great follow up to the puck wreaths in December and give us another chance to give back to the local community,” Laura Wolfe, wife of Thunder forward Greg Wolfe, said. “The C.R. Wood Cancer Research Center is a great local organization and we’re excited to help add to the team’s donations from Pink in the Rink Night a couple weeks ago.”

The Open Door is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization, located on Lawrence Street in Glens Falls. Open Door provides hot meals and emergency food support. The program provides guests with encouragement for daily living, including medical screenings, haircuts, an informal mentoring program, and support to community-based substance abuse. The Open Door also partners with 6 local schools to provide weekend lunches for 182 identified "at risk" students in local schools, in cooperation with school administration and the PTA organization. All services and programs are provided free of charge. For more information on the Open Door Mission, visit opendoor-ny.org.

The C.R. Wood Cancer Center offers a comprehensive program of cancer care services that are unsurpassed in the Glens Falls and Saratoga regions, from advanced treatments and innovative education and support programs to early detection and cancer prevention. Their combination of medical expertise and patient support has earned the Center an accreditation by the American College of Surgeons as a Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program – the highest designation available outside of an academic environment.

Don’t miss out on the speed, skill, strength and sounds of Thunder hockey with a partial season flex or mini ticket plan today. The Adirondack Thunder have several mini-packs on sale now, consisting of two or four tickets, combined with a taste of downtown eating. For more information on all Thunder ticket plans, call 518-480-3355 x1 or visit echlthunder.com.

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