Bruxie RSM 1st Anniversary Celebration
Bruxie will celebrate the one-year anniversary of its Rancho Santa Margarita location with the help of the Anaheim Ducks from 3pm - 6pm, on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. As a part of an ongoing partnership between the authority on Gourmet Waffle Sandwiches and the Anaheim Ducks, fans invited to celebrate with the Ducks Power Players and Wild Wing, participate in street hockey activities with the Ducks Street Team, and enjoy Bruxie’s menu of savory and sweet gourmet waffle sandwich offerings and $1 custards.
Bruxie will donate 20% of the entire day’s sales to benefit the Anaheim Ducks Foundation and the Santa Margarita Catholic High School Hockey Team. Guests in attendance will also be able to purchase Bruxie and Ducks co-branded t-shirts for $10 each. 100% of proceeds of the shirts will benefit the Anaheim Ducks Foundation and Santa Margarita Catholic High School Hockey Team.
As a highlight of the day, Bruxie will honor members of the local Santa Margarita Catholic High School Hockey Team, part of the Anaheim Ducks High School Hockey League, for their achievement of winning the 2013 USA Hockey Varsity High School Championship. Come celebrate the anniversary of Bruxie RSM, enjoy great food and have fun with the Anaheim Ducks all in support of a great cause!
Puck Chop’s Playoff Pot
As part of the 2012-13 Piggy Bank Campaign presented by Honda, the Ducks held an opportunity drawing throughout the 2013 playoffs that included nightly winners of individual player- and team-autographed piggy banks. In addition, all entries were rolled over into PUCK CHOP’s Playoff Pot. Each home game American Honda contributed $100 to the pot, totaling out at a grand prize of $400!
The Anaheim Ducks and Anaheim Ducks Foundation would like to thank all fans for participating in the 2012-13 Piggy Bank Campaign presented by Honda and invite you to watch Ducks’ as Captain, Ryan Getzlaf, reveals the winner of PUCK CHOP’s Playoff Pot !
Animal Shelter Night
To raise awareness for OC Animal Care, which is 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, the Ducks hosted Animal Shelter Night at Honda Center on Sunday, March 24th.
Dogs from OC Animal Care were on-hand for fans to interact with in the Hockey Spot prior to the game starting at 3 p.m. The Lady Ducks, players’ wives and significant others volunteered to assist in the collection of pet toys, pet food and new or gently used towels or blankets which were donated to the animals at the shelter. Ducks fans showed overwhelming support and generosity for the animals by bringing large amounts of food, toys and other necessities which are greatly needed at the animal shelter. In addition, the evening’s silent auction raised over $2,000 and all proceeds will benefit OC Animal Care.
For more information on OC Animal Care and to learn more about animal adoption, please visit, www.ocpetinfo.com.
The support for the Anaheim Ducks Foundation in the purchase of pucks for the puck wall in the new Anaheim Ducks Team Store was so overwhelming that we have sold out.
If you have any questions regarding a purchase you have already made, please contact the Anaheim Ducks Community Relations department at email@example.com.
Staff Volunteer Program - December Highlights
As part of the Ducks Toy Drive program, on December 12th, the Ducks rewarded fans who donated toy to benefit the Spark of Love Toy Drive with the opportunity to participate in a free public skate at The RINKS – Anaheim ICE. In addition, each donor received 2-for-1 skating pass for a future session and was entered to win an Anaheim Ducks autographed puck set for their generous donation. Along with admission to the holiday skate, fans in attendance had the opportunity to meet the Anaheim Ducks coaching staff and pose for photos with Wild Wing. The Power Players were also on-hand to skate alongside fans during the free public session. The evening also featured holiday arts & crafts, and hot chocolate and sweets for the guests to enjoy.
In the spirit of giving, a group of Ducks staff members had a very special opportunity to make the holidays brighter for six deserving students from nonprofit organization The Wooden Floor. The staff took The Wooden Floor students on a holiday shopping spree at Wal-Mart Foothill Ranch on December 14th, where the children were able to fill their carts with clothes, toys and gifts for their families. Located in Santa Ana, the mission of The Wooden Floor is to empower low-income youth from diverse backgrounds to strengthen self-esteem, self-discipline and a sense of accomplishment through dance, academic and family programs. Since 2005, 100 percent of students from The Wooden Floor have graduated high school on time and enrolled in college. It was a memorable day for both the Ducks staff and The Wooden Floor students, and a great way to celebrate the season.
On December 19th, Ducks mascot Wild Wing and Assistant Coach Bob Woods helped spread holiday cheer for the children at CHOC Children’s. Both were on-hand to help deliver holiday gift bags full of Ducks merchandise to patients. Wild Wing and Coach Woods spent time playing air hockey and video games with the children in the hospital playrooms and visited children in their rooms to wish them a happy holiday.
The Anaheim Ducks, Honda Center and The RINKS staff helped to make the holidays brighter this year by supporting the Share Our Selves’ Adopt-A-Family program. Through the Adopt-A-Family program, staff members purchased grocery gift cards, clothing, toys and bikes for over 20 local families in need to help them this holiday season. Share Our Selves provides free care and emergency assistance to those in need throughout Orange County.
Staff Volunteer Program - November Highlights
On Monday, November 12th, Ducks alumni Scott Niedermayer and Jason Marshall joined the team’s coaches, broadcasters, and staff, along with Ducks fans and season ticket holders at Mattie Lou Maxwell Elementary School in Anaheim as part of the Anaheim Ducks Power PLAY! campus makeover project.
Over 150 volunteers were on-hand to work on the beautification projects which included a street hockey rink, the creation of raised garden beds and picnic tables, new trees planted throughout the campus and murals painted on buildings and handball courts. Local nonprofits Enrich L.A., Operation Clean Slate, and TreePeople helped in the facilitating of the beautification process.
Former Ducks player Jeff Friesen, TV analyst John Ahlers, Wild Wing, Power Players and members of the Ducks staff all took part in the Ducks S.C.O.R.E. Reading is the Goal Day on Tuesday, November 13th, at Mattie Lou Maxwell Elementary School. Each Ducks representative took part with the purpose of encouraging and inspiring the students to achieve their reading goals. Reading is the Goal Day is themed around promoting literacy and education. Ducks staff members visited with individual classrooms throughout the morning and early afternoon and read to them from various books.
In addition to the Reading is the Goal Day, the efforts of Monday's Power PLAY! school beautification project were unveiled to the students. The students were so excited about the campus makeover and spent the afternoon playing hockey organized by the Ducks Street Team on their new hockey rink. The event culminated with an assembly in which Ahlers read to the students from a hockey-themed book called Brady Brady and the Great Rink.
November is Military Appreciation Month for the Anaheim Ducks and this year, we held a letter-writing campaign where fans could submit a letter to deployed U.S. soldiers to show their support and send their well-wishes. Dozens of letters from Ducks fans and local students were received and sent to soldiers through the nonprofit organization Operation Gratitude, who seeks to lift morale and put smiles on faces by sending care packages addressed to individual Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines deployed in harm’s way, to their children left behind, and to Veterans, Wounded Warriors and First Responders. Also in support of Military Appreciation Month, the Ducks held a donation drive where Ducks and Honda Center staff collected essential non-perishable food items as well as personal care items for Veterans First, the only nonprofit agency in Orange County that works to provide services exclusively to the region’s homeless and at-risk veterans. As a special thank you to the veterans at the Veterans First local Anaheim home, the donated items were delivered by Ducks mascot, Wild Wing.
To conclude the Honda Center and Anaheim Ducks November community activities, we served as host to the annual We Give Thanks Thanksgiving Day event at Honda Center with local nonprofit partner We Give Thanks, Inc., and La Casa Garcia restaurant. Each year we assist in serving a traditional and complimentary Thanksgiving dinner for local residents that might go without a meal during the holiday. For over 20 years, We Give Thanks has been serving meals to people in need, with more than 200,000 free meals being donated to the community.
More than 15,000 local residents filled the parking lot of Honda Center to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal and entertainment throughout the day. Ducks coaches and front office staff volunteered with their families to serve meals, spend time with those in attendance and give thanks on the Thanksgiving holiday.
The Ducks, Honda Center and The Rinks employees are committed to making an impact in the community and are dedicated to volunteering their time to a variety of local nonprofit organizations throughout the year. During the month of October, Ducks, Honda Center and The Rinks staffs were active in giving back to the community and promoting the sport of hockey by participating in five volunteer opportunities.
Our staff hit the ice on October 10th, as they joined children from Maranatha Christian Academy for S.C.O.R.E.-a-G.O.A.L., a component of Ducks S.C.O.R.E.’s physical education programming which transports participating fourth grade classes to its nearest ice or roller rink to learn the fundamentals of hockey. Students are dressed head-to-toe in hockey equipment and Ducks staff helped these children tie their skates and get on their hockey gear, as well as assist with the hockey lesson for the day. The children had a great time learning some new hockey skills and the staff enjoyed getting to spend time helping out the kids.
October 18th, was a busy day, with two different events held that day. First, Ducks, Honda Center and The Rinks staff helped Deerfield Elementary School students with the S.C.O.R.E. Street Hockey program, a 10-day street hockey curriculum which teaches the fundamental skills of street hockey; explains the basic rules of the game; and encourages the development of social skills inherent in team sports. Volunteers helped the children during instruction and teaching the S.C.O.R.E. Street Hockey curriculum.
Employee volunteers also joined more than 100 children from KidWorks for a fun-filled afternoon of pumpkin painting to help get into the Halloween spirit. KidWorks is an after-school program in central Santa Ana dedicated to transforming challenged neighborhoods by building on the strengths and potential in the community through education, character formation, and personal development. With paint, googly eyes and an assortment of decorations, the children got creative making an array of designs on their pumpkins. Staff and the children at KidWorks all had a great time getting ready for Halloween.
On October 26th, former Ducks player JF Jomphe, TV analyst Brian Hayward, Wild Wing, Power Players and almost 30 members of the Ducks staff took part in the sixth annual Ducks S.C.O.R.E. Reading is the Goal Day at Fairmont Elementary School in Yorba Linda. Ducks representatives read to over 900 students in 31 classes in support of Reading is the Goal, which is themed around promoting literacy and education. Ducks staff members visited individual classrooms throughout the morning and early afternoon and read to them from various books. That was followed by street hockey for the students, organized by the Ducks Street Team. The event culminated with an assembly in which Hayward and Jomphe took part in a Q&A with students, and Hayward read from the hockey-themed book, Brady Brady and the Great Rink.
To celebrate the Halloween holiday, Wild Wing and Ducks and Honda Center employees took part in CHOC Children’s annual Halloween Parade on October 31st. Decked out in pirate costumes, the staff handed out a variety of Halloween treats to the children in the hospital so that they may have the opportunity to participate in Halloween’s trick or treating festivities.