SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – The San Francisco Bulls Pro Hockey Team, proud affiliate of the San Jose Sharks, announced that they will host Always Dream Foundation Day on Sunday, March 17 at 2:15 pm, when the Utah Grizzlies visit the Cow Palace. Olympic Gold Medal figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi and Stanley Cup Champion Bret Hedican will be in attendance representing the Foundation.
The Bulls have partnered with Always Dream Foundation, whose goal is to empower children to reach their dreams through education and inspiration. A portion of the proceeds from the game’s Chuck-a-Puck, Jersey Off the Back raffle and merchandise purchases, and special group sale tickets will go towards the Always Dream Foundation.
“The fact that this team is willing to get on board with the Always Dream Foundation and help us improve the lives of young people shows their commitment to the community, one that I am proud to serve,” said Kristi.
Kristi and Bret will take part in the pre-game ceremonial puck drop and the Jersey off the Back ceremony during the third period. SF Bulls players will also visit Jose Ortega Elementary School on Friday, March 15 to read to the Kindergarten students, who will also be attending the game on Sunday.
To purchase special group tickets to the game and have a portion of the proceeds go towards the Always Dream Foundation, please call the Bulls office at 855-SF-BULLS.
The Bulls take to the road for a Wednesday night game against the Stockton Thunder before returning home for St. Patrick’s Day weekend. On Saturday, the first 2,000 fans, 21 and over, receive a green SF Bulls hat.
About the Always Dream Foundation:
Founded in 1996 as a 501c(3), Non-Profit, Public Charity, Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream Foundation’s goal is to empower children to reach their dreams through education and inspiration. Since its inception, the Always Dream Foundation has sponsored a variety of programs to help support underprivileged children. The Foundation has turned its focus towards early childhood literacy. Committed to the belief that early childhood literacy is the foundation on which all academic, and, in fact, life success is built, they have set their sights on dramatically improving access by children of low-income families to books and technology. Their newest initiative, “Always Reading”, launched in Fall 2012 and will integrate interactive e-tablets with proven literacy programs in kindergarten classrooms in Oakland, San Jose and San Francisco.
Individual tickets are now on sale. Click here to find out more or call 855-SF-BULLS.
About the ECHL
The ECHL began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states. Today, the league has 23 teams in 16 states. The ECHL celebrates its 25th Anniversary in 2012-13 and is the third-longest tenured professional hockey league behind only the National Hockey League and the American Hockey League. The ECHL has had 234 players reach the NHL over the last seven seasons. It’s the primary developmental league for the NHL and the AHL. On opening day of the 2011-12, 83 former ECHL players were on NHL rosters. The ECHL teams are divided into the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference. All teams play a 72-game schedule. For more information please visit http://www.echl.com/