FALCONS MAKE CHECK PRESENTATION TO RED CROSS
Springfield, MA – The Springfield Falcons, proud members of the American Hockey League, announced today they made a final check presentation of $4,500 to the local Pioneer Valley Chapter of the Red Cross as part of the tornado relief jersey auction efforts. In total, the Falcons donated $13,250 to the local Red Cross this summer for their tornado relief efforts.
“We can’t thank our fans and our partners throughout both the AHL and NHL enough for their support in our efforts to assist all families in need of relief,” said Falcons President and General Manager Bruce Landon. “Starting with the tornado in June, many families throughout the Pioneer Valley have needed assistance and we wanted to lend a helping hand any way possible. We also want to thank our fans and all of our loyal supporters for their donations either through the online auction, or their generous donations they dropped off at our office. Thank you very much.”
On June 14, the Falcons started an online jersey auction that consisted of more than 30 jerseys including teams from throughout both the American Hockey League and National Hockey League. The jerseys were donated by teams throughout both leagues and all monies raised went to the Red Cross Tornado Relief Fund.
On June 3, the Falcons made a $2,500 donation to the Pioneer Valley Chapter of the Red Cross to assist those people affected by the tornado that hit Western Massachusetts on June 1. Falcons’ majority owner, Charlie Pompea, also made a personal donation of $5,000 to the Pioneer Valley Chapter of the Red Cross to benefit tornado relief efforts.
On June 4, the Falcons set up a drop off area in front of their offices on Falcons Way, allowing individuals to make donations of clothing, blankets or cash to benefit multiple agencies in the tornado relief efforts. Individuals who made a donation at the Falcons’ drop off area received a ticket voucher good for any Sunday home game during the 2011-12 Falcons’ season. The Falcons also collected another $1,250 for the Red Cross on June 4.