CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Condors take to the Mercy and Memorial Hospitals Home Ice at Rabobank Arena for three games this week. The team plays on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and all three games start at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. on Friday, and 4:45 p.m.
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The puck drops on a jam-packed week of Condors action on Wednesday as the Condors hold their annual Book Collection. Fans who bring two books for donation to the game can receive $1 terrace level tickets presented by Wells Fargo. The books will then be donated to local schools. Grab your favorite selection from off the shelves and make a difference in a student’s life today.
On Friday night, the Condors will giveaway Skate Board Decks
Saturday night is one of the most anticipated events of the season as the team holds their annualCondors Fighting Cancer Hockey-Thon presented by 29 Eyewitness News and KUZZ 107.9 FM. Now in its eighth season, the Condors game concludes 24 straight hours of hockey played in Bakersfield to help raise funds for breast cancer awareness.
Prior to the Condors battling the Wranglers, a special alumni game will be held beginning at 5 p.m. It will feature Condors legends Paul Willett, Scott Hay, Jamie Cooke (pictured), Scott Borders, Glen Mears, Mike Hofstrand, Andrew Ianiero, Brian McCarthy, Kevin Truelson, and current Condors Assistant Coach Kevin Barrett as they take the ice together. Word on the street is that the alumni have been holding secret late-night practices in preparation for the game.
There is still time to register for hockey-thon and raise the $250 minimum to play during the 24 straight hours of hockey. To download the pledge sheet, click here.
Once the alumni are done on the ice, the Condors will take on the Wranglers with live and silent auctions held throughout the game to raise money for Links for Life, a local breast cancer resource center.
It is the final Kids Club Night of the year where members will receive free lower level admission presented by Bright House Networks and Wells Fargo. Don’t forget about the Kids Club Party to be held at Rollerama West on March 26th, either!
The Condors will recognize students who excelled in school by presenting them with complimentary terrace level admission through the Mercy and Memorial Hospitals and Diamond Technologies T.H.I.N.K. (Turn Hockey Into New Knowledge) program. The team will giveaway a new computer courtesy of Diamond Technologies to one lucky student.
Stop by The Bakersfield Marriott Autograph Booth at the north end of the concourse after the games to get your favorite player’s autograph. Wednesday’s game will feature G Bryan Pittonand D Scott Enders. On Friday, LW Kyle Calder and D Keith Wynn will sign. After Saturday’s game, LW Peter Boyd and D Josh Van Dyk will meet and greet fans.
Saturday’s game will be televised on Bright House Networks digital channel 10 and will be replayed on Bakersfield On Demand, channel 300.
On Sunday, the team heads to Las Vegas for a 2 p.m. afternoon game against the Wranglers.
All games will be broadcast live in their entirety on Fox Sports 970 AM, and also available online at www.foxsports970am.com. In addition, anyone with a smartphone can download the iheartradio app and tune into the action from anywhere. Saturday’s action is also the Condors Game of the Week on Fox Sports Radio 610in Lancaster. The games will be streamed online through the exclusive pay-per-view video provider of the ECHL,www.americaone.com.
Free Tix for the Unemployed to Wed. Games
To receive the tickets, fans must bring their notice of unemployment from theEmployment Development Department of California to the box office. Hours are Monday through Friday from 10-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10-4 p.m. with extended hours on gamedays.
Tickets ‘N’ Grub: Great Hockey and Food, cheap!
The Tickets ‘n’ Grub combo deal is perfect for any Condors game. The offer includes 2 terrace level tickets, 2 sodas, 2 hot dogs, and 1 souvenir program all for just $25! That’s a $39.50 value. Don’t miss out on this great deal that has everyone in Condorstown buzzing. For more information, click here.
Donate Blood for $1 Tickets!
From now until the end of the regular season, anyone whodonates blood at Houchin Blood Bank will receive a $1 voucher ticket to attend either the Condors game on Wed. March 21st or Wed. March 28th. Houchin Blood Bank is at 5901 Truxtun Avenue
Renew Now and Get $1 Sodas!
Renew your Condors season tickets now for the 2012-13 season and get a special Condors Cup that grants you $1 sodas for the rest of this season! The earlier you sign up, the more you save, and the more tasty $1 beverages you can enjoy at Condors games. Call the Condors office at 324-PUCK to renew your ticket package today.
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