BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors are proud to introduce Mercy & Memorial Hospitals as the associate sponsor for the 2011 ECHL All-Star Classic, joining the presenting sponsor CCM, coming to Bakersfield on Wednesday, Jan. 26. Additionally, Bank of the Sierra is the title sponsor for the All-Star Fan Fest on Tuesday, Jan. 25, and the Bakersfield Convention and Visitor’s Bureau will serve alongside BFL Canada as co-sponsors for the ECHL Hall of Fame Luncheon, the afternoon of Jan. 26, prior to the All-Star Game.
The first 2,000 children 12 and under at the All-Star Game will receive a free All-Star cereal bowl, courtesy of Mercy & Memorial Hospitals.
The trio is a part of a select group of partners that help to make the All-Star Classic, as well as supporting promotions and events such as the Fan Fest and Hall of Fame Luncheon, possible. The Fan Fest offers an All-Star cap, rally towel, poster and food from a lineup of Bakersfield’s All-Star restaurants, as well as a chance to meet the players and pose with both the Stanley Cup and the Kelly Cup, all for just $10. The Hall of Fame Luncheon features keynote speaker Dave Poulin, who is a former NHL All-Star and the Vice President of Hockey Operations for the Toronto Maple Leafs, as well as a commemorative Hall of Fame Medallion Puck, all for $40.
“Without everyone’s help, this event just wouldn’t be possible. It’s that simple,” said Condors President Matthew Riley. “Our corporate partners are a huge part of our success in Condorstown every season, and we’re proud to have their support for this big undertaking. It’s going to be a great time, and we’re glad to have everyone on board.”
“Mercy and Memorial Hospitals are thrilled to be a part of bringing an event of this caliber to Bakersfield,” said Scott Thygerson, Vice President of Business Development with Mercy Hospitals of Bakersfield. “The All-Star game is another great opportunity to watch an exciting game and spend some quality time with friends and family, courtesy of the Condors.”
Additional local sponsors for the 2011 ECHL All-Star Classic are (in alphabetical order): American Business Machines, Bakersfield College, Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center, Bakersfield Police Officers Association, Bud Light, California Fruit Depot, Concentra Urgent Care, Construction Specialty Service, Farmers Insurance, Four Star Fruit, Gotta Go Bail Bonds, Hall Ambulance, Kern County Firefighters, Kern Trophies, McDonald’s, Melo’s Gas & Gear, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, My Husband’s Nuts, Payment Systems Worldwide, PCL, PG&E, SC Architect and Spherion Staffing.
Vendors for the Fan Fest: Akira Japanese Restaurant, Caesar’s Italian Delicatessen, Cold Stone Creamery, Goose Loonies Tavern & Grill, Mauricio’s, Red Robin and Wool Growers.
For news and information regarding the All-Star Classic, visit www.echlallstarclassic.com, and for ticket information, contact the Condors at (661) 324-PUCK (7825).
The Condors return home on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 14 and 15. On Friday night against Alaska they welcome World Series pitcher and Bakersfield native Colby Lewis, sponsored by My 45 and KUZZ 107.9. He will sign autographs in the Condors Photo Booth. On Saturday, with a special noon start time, the Condors host the Ontario Reign and welcome Yogi Bear and Boo Boo, straight from Jellystone Park and right to the Condors Photo Booth, courtesy of Bright House Networks and 101.5 KGFM.
All three games this week can be heard on online at foxsports970am.com, and on your smartphone through the iheartradio app. You can also watch the games streaming live through America One. Saturday’s game will also be aired on Fox Sports 970 AM, and can also be seen live on Bright House Networks Cable Channel 21.
Individual tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster and the Rabobank Arena Box Office. Box Office hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Friday, and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, with extended hours on game and event days. You can also call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or visit them online at www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket packages start at just $31! Call the Condors office at 324-PUCK (7825) or go online to www.bakersfieldcondors.com for more information.