Fans Can Donate on Sunday, October 28, and November 18

The Orlando Solar Bears announced today that they will be collecting pet food donations in their first ever Pet Food Drive on Sunday, October 28, when the Greenville Road Warriors (New York Rangers) visit the Amway Center for a 3:00 p.m. game. Another drive for nonperishable foods will be held on

Andrae Bailey
Andrae Bailey

Sunday, November 18, right before the Thanksgiving holiday.

Fans who attend the game this Sunday, October 28, are encouraged to bring an unopened can or bag of pet food to the Amway Center. Upon entering the building (Amway doors open at 2:00 p.m.), fans can donate pet food in the Disney Atrium located at the Church Street entrance. Everyone who donates will be entered to win a Ryan Blair autographed jersey, and the winner will be announced during the second intermission of Sunday’s game. All pet food will be donated to the Community Food & Outreach Center.

Andrae Bailey, Community Food & Outreach Center’s Executive Director, said, “Poverty is at a historic high point here in Central Florida, and it effects the most vulnerable among us. Many families facing an economic crisis struggle to feed themselves; and in turn struggle to provide for the silent members of their families, their pets. A struggling person should not have to choose between them eating or their pets eating. We are so thankful that the Solar Bears are helping us give a hand up to the community this weekend.”

“We know that our fans are proud to assist the Community Food & Outreach Center. The CFOC’s mission is to help those in need by offering hunger relief, crisis care, education, and Community Food & Outreach Centeremployment training opportunities and we are happy to play a  small role in their efforts,” said Orlando Solar Bears Managing Partner Jason Siegel.

The Solar Bears will hold a canned food drive where fans can donate nonperishable food items to the Community Food & Outreach Center before their game on Sunday, November 18, against the Kalamazoo Wings (Vancouver Canucks).

About the Community Outreach Center:
Dedicated to helping those that are in need to fight hunger, overcome personal crisis and prevent homelessness. We do this by helping struggling families get their basic needs met, connecting those in crisis with the resources and tools needed to get back on their feet, and providing the training and skills necessary to help our neighbors get employment opportunities, achieve their dreams, and regain hope for their lives.

We have dedicated ourselves to give the community a place they can come to for help when they have nowhere else to turn. With unemployment, hunger, homelessness and hopelessness all around us, we need your help now more than ever. Hope begins with you!

About the Solar Bears:
The Orlando Solar Bears, the ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild and AHL’s Houston Aeros, are in their Out of Hibernation season and play all of their home games at the 2012 Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year, the Amway Center.

Individual tickets for all regular season home games are now on sale beginning as low as $15. To purchase your tickets, please visit or the Amway Center Box Office.

Follow the Solar Bears at www.OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.comFacebook, and Twitter (@OrlandoHockey) for all the latest news and updates.

Season ticket plans are available now. Full and half season ticket plans range in price from $225-$1480 per season ticket (includes facility fee), reflecting a savings of up to 42% off box office pricing. Call the Solar Bears at 407-951-8200 to speak to a Ticket Sales Account Manager.

Group tickets are a great way to entertain employees, co-workers, clients, friends and family. For more information on discounted group tickets and a list of group benefits, call 407-951-8200 or click here.

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