The Seattle Thunderbirds are always thinking of ways to entertain their fans and give back to the community and two upcoming events will let them do both.
T-Birds' Media Relations Director Ian Henry and Judi Swift from Fred Meyer joined Margaret to talk about this weekend's Turkey Shoot, which gets female fans down onto the ice, shooting the puck for a chance to win a turkey from Fred Meyer. The supermarket chain has teamed up with the T-Birds for the last nine years to make this happen. This year's Fred Meyer Turkey Shoot takes place Saturday, November 17, following the Seattle Thunderbirds vs. Spokane Chiefs game at ShoWare Center. (The game begins at 7:05). Please click here for more information about the Fred Meyer Turkey Shoot and to buy tickets to the game. We also played a fun and crazy hockey game with Kyla and Tay from Peninsula High School and Cool Bird! (You have to see it to believe it!)
Ian also talked about the Seattle Thunderbirds Community Sports Foundation's "Support A Sport" event, which takes place Wednesday, November 21 at the T-Birds vs. Kootenay Ice game at ShoWare Center. "Support A Sport" is a unique program that allows fans to attend a T-Birds game, with 100% of their ticket purchase going to the school of their choice within the Kent School District. For more information about next week's "Support A Sport" event, please click here.
The Seattle Thunderbirds Community Sports Foundation has raised nearly $140,000 since 2009. For more information about the Foundation, including how to donate to or benefit from it, please click here.
Follow the Seattle Thunderbirds season and learn more about the players, coaching staff and crew by clicking here.
Here's a list of groups and organizations that have benefitted from the Seattle Thunderbirds Community Sports Foundation:
Kent School District to support Athletic Participation Fees
Kent Meridian High School Key Club
Kent Valley Hockey Association
Seattle Adaptive Sports
Kent East Hill Boxing Club
Western Washington Female Hockey Association
Children’s Therapy Center
Kent Parks Foundation
Kent School District to purchase sports equipment
Auburn Specialized Recreation Program
Kent Cobras - Kent Football Association
Orting Middle School –Sports Program
Covington Community Sports
Kent AM Kiwanis Club
Thunderbird Community Sports Foundation Scholarship
Kentwood High School Water Polo
Mill Creek Middle School – After School Athletics Study Program
Cedar Heights Cheerleading Uniforms
XTREME Speed Track Club
Layfette Elementary School – Roller Skates
Lil Evolution Basketball Team
American Cancer Society
SnoKing Hockey Association
Shoreline Community College Women’s Basketball
Cruisin’ Passport Program – Kent and Covington
Kent Little League
Auburn Little League