Anaheim Ducks Surprise Puck Sets
To support the Anaheim Ducks Foundation, the Ducks will be selling a commemorative series Surprise Puck Set featuring four limited edition Anaheim Ducks pucks. The third puck sale will be in section 212, prior to the Friday, February 27th home game as soon as doors open at 5:30pm. Pucks will cost $30.
Fans will pick an individually wrapped puck at random and receive either a Ducks player-autographed commemorative puck or - for 23 lucky fans - a surprise Ducks player-autographed orange puck. The lucky winners of the Surprise Puck Sale will receive an Anaheim Ducks home jersey autographed by the player selected. In addition to the 23 lucky orange puck winners, there will be one grand prize winner. The fan that selects the SoCal Honda Dealers blue puck, will win an Anaheim Ducks 2014-15 team autographed jersey provided by the Helpful SoCal Honda Dealers! It's just one more way they're being helpful.
OC Animal Care Night
At the February 15th home game against the Washington Capitals, the Ducks will be host OC Animal Care Night to raise awareness for OC Animal Care, an open-admission animal shelter that provides temporary shelter and medical care for lost, owned or stray animals, and opportunities for the adoption of these animals.
Adoptable animals from OC Animal Care will be on-hand for fans to interact with in the Hockey Spot prior to the game. OC Animal Care also will have an information booth in the Hockey Spot and will be collecting new or gently used towels or blankets, pet toys or pet food to donate to the shelter animals. In addition, the evening’s silent auction proceeds will benefit OC Animal Care.
For more information on how you can support OC Animal Care, please visit, www.ocpetinfo.com.
Anaheim Ducks Holiday Events
As part of the Anaheim Ducks holiday community efforts, the December calendar was filled with special events to help spread cheer throughout Orange County.
Starting with the Anaheim Ducks Toy Drive, Ducks fans showed their generosity by donating new, unwrapped, toys, books and games to benefit the Spark of Love Toy Drive with the Anaheim Fire Department. The Lady Ducks - wives and significant others of players, coaches, broadcasters and front office executive staff- were on hand collecting toys at the December 1st, 3rd and 10th home games. Toy Drive drop off locations were also available during the entire month of December, at each of THE RINKS locations as well as the Anaheim Ducks Team Store.
The Anaheim Ducks Toy Drive culminated with the Holiday Toy Drive Skate Party hosted by the Ducks and The RINKS on Wednesday, December 17th, at The Rinks – Anaheim ICE. Over 100 fans came out to support the Toy Drive and were given the opportunity to can skate for free that evening. Fans skated alongside Anaheim Ducks Alumnus Guy Hebert, Wild Wing and the Power Players, and the Street Team hosted fun holiday activities for kids in attendance. Over the course of the entire month, well over 1,000 toys were donated to the Spark of Love Toy Drive on behalf of Anaheim Ducks fans.
On December 9th, Anaheim Ducks players Corey Perry, Francois Beauchemin and Clayton Stoner, joined the Lady Ducks to host 12 children from the Santa Ana-based nonprofit, The Wooden Floor, for an afternoon Shopping Spree at the Target – Irvine Spectrum. From picking out must-haves like jackets and socks, to buying Christmas list wants and gifts for family members, each of the children were able take home much needed items that will help make the holiday a little brighter this year. In addition, the children were able to follow up the excitement of the Shopping Spree by going ice skating with the players at the Ducks Rink at the Irvine Spectrum for some winter fun! The Wooden Floor in Santa Ana is an after-school organization that annually delivers hope and opportunity to 375 low-income youth. Dance education and performance are the core transformational elements through which youth change the way they think about themselves.
Hockey Fights Cancer Skate Night
As part of this season’s Hockey Fights Cancer initiative, the Anaheim Ducks and The Rinks hosted Hockey Fights Cancer Skate Night on Wednesday, November 19th, at The Rinks-Anaheim ICE to help raise awareness for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
Watch the Ducks Weekly feature on Mitch Lane’s inspiring story
From 7-9 pm, Ducks fans enjoyed the evening’s open skate for $10 (including a skate rental) in support of a great cause. All proceeds from the evening’s Skate Night benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
The Anaheim Junior Ducks have rallied around this initiative as their program has been personally affected by pancreatic cancer. Mitch Lane, whose son plays for the Junior Ducks coached by Caroline and Todd Marchant, has been fighting his own personal battle with the disease and the evening served as an opportunity for the community join the Ducks, Junior Ducks and the NHL in supporting Mitch in his fight as well as all those who fight against a disease that affects so many.
To learn more about the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, please visit www.pancan.org.