With the entire state still reeling from the after effects of Super Storm Sandy, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers have announced that fans are invited to attend this weekend’s games at the Webster Bank Arena free of charge. The Sound Tigers will entertain the Hershey Bears on Saturday night at 7 p.m., and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. The free tickets are courtesy of Webster Bank.
“We’ve seen the damage [and] we feel it,” said Bridgeport Sound Tigers President Howard Saffan. “We want to give back to the community. With the help of Hearst Media Services and Cox Communications, we intend on getting the word out. We encourage you to bring your friends and family to Webster Bank Arena this weekend and enjoy yourselves during this difficult time.”
Fans are invited to pick up tickets at the Webster Bank Arena Box Office from 10:00 a.m. through game time on Saturday and Sunday.
“Since the founding of Webster Bank during the Great Depression, we have supported efforts that help communities in times of need,” said Michelle Crecca, Webster’s EVP and Chief Marketing Officer. “Being there to help lift people’s spirits is important in these difficult times and we are pleased to provide a way to give families something to cheer about.”
“The Sound Tigers are a great community partner and provide a fun, family-oriented activity,” said Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch. “I am thankful for their free ticket offer this weekend…it’s a great way to take your mind off the present circumstances and cheer on the Sound Tigers. I encourage every Bridgeport resident to take advantage of this weekend’s free ticket offer.”
Fans who have already purchased tickets for this weekend’s games are invited to exchange them at the Webster Bank Arena Box Office for any other games in the 2012 calendar year—with the exception of games against the Connecticut Whale (Sun., Nov. 11; Fri., Nov. 23; Wed., Dec. 26).
“The Sound Tigers organization is an important part of the community in Southern Connecticut,” said American Hockey League President and CEO David Andrews. “Our thoughts are with everyone affected by Sandy, and we hope that families throughout the region will take this opportunity to visit Webster Bank Arena, watch top-notch hockey, and enjoy themselves for a night during this difficult time."
In addition, the Sound Tigers are encouraging fans to bring non-perishable food items to this weekend’s games to aid people severely impacted by Sandy. For information on Sound Tigers full or partial season ticket plans, call the Sound Tigers at (203) 334-GOAL or e-mail email@example.com.