FALCONS STAY BUSY IN THE COMMUNITY
April 30, 2012 - The Springfield Falcons continued their community relations efforts this past weekend attending multiple events, while also hosting their annual equipment sale at the Falcons Office inside the MassMutual Center.
On Saturday, April 28, the busy day in Falcons Nation started at 8 am when the team hosted their annual equipment sale inside their offices at the MassMutual Center. Falcons fans lined up hours before the doors could open for this annual event that features game-used skates, hockey pants, gloves, helmets, jerseys, sticks, goalie equipment, and socks. The Falcons also offered a 25% discount on all Falcons team store merchandise during this very busy morning and afternoon.
Coupled with the equipment sale at The Nest, the Falcons team mascot "Screech" was busy taking part in three separate events in three different towns/cities throughout Western MA on Saturday. "Screech" started the morning attending the kid's run at Wolf Swamp Elementary School in Longmeadow signing autographs, taking pictures and dancing with all of the families in attendance. This special kid's run focused on keeping our youngsters active and healthy, while also helping the Wolf Swamp School Parent Teachers Association. Wolf Swamp Elementary School supports the Falcons each season participating in the team's school spirit nights.
After his visit in Longmeadow, "Screech" jumped in his tour bus and headed to the Greater Springfield YMCA to take part in a healthy kid's day joining forces with local businesses and media outlets. This special event was highlighted by multiple activities inside of the YMCA for all families and was attended by many members of Springfield's corporate community and visited by the mayor of Springfield, Mr. Dominic Sarno.
Everyone's favorite bird made his last stop in Westfield on Saturday afternoon where "Screech" visited Amelia Park Arena, which was hosting the 14th Annual New England Sled Hockey Invitational Tournament. The tournament, held for the 10th time at Amelia Park, consisted of adult and junior divisions competing throughout the weekend. The Pioneer Valley had two teams of their own participating, the Springfield Sliders, in the junior division, and the Western Mass Knights, in the adult division. The Sliders, consisting of local patients from Shriners Hospital, and the Knights practice weekly at Amelia Park.
Along with visiting with the Sliders on Saturday, members of the Falcons Office also attended the annual Shriners Circus at the Eastern States Coliseum on Sunday. The Falcons have partnered with Shriners Hospital for the last 18 years helping raise funds with multiple special events.
The Falcons community relations efforts will remain busy throughout the spring and summer with many team events. "Screech" will be back out and about this week as bird will be the word at the Easter Seals Walk on Wednesday, May 2, followed by visits to the March of Dimes Walk on Saturday, May 5 and a stop at the 100th Anniversary for the Girl Scouts of America at the Mullins Center in Amherst.