12/03/2008 - CONTACT: Melissa Stradnick – 717-534-8945
(HERSHEY, PA) — Come out for a bear-filled weekend at GIANT Center when the Hartford Wolf Pack comes to town on Saturday for a 7 PM face off. Then on Sunday, the Norfolk Admirals are back in Chocolate Town for a 5 PM puck drop.
Saturday is the annual "WGAL/Belco Community Credit Union Teddy Bear Toss", where all fans are encouraged to toss teddy bears on the ice when the BEARS score their first goal. All teddy bears will be donated to charity.
Come ready to wish Coco a Happy Birthday on Sunday! His friends from around the area will be at the barn helping him celebrate. Sunday is also "Hershey CKC Pharmacy Night", and the first 3,500 fans will receive a $10.00 coupon good at any Hershey Pharmacy store.
Have you gotten your flu shot yet this year? On Sunday, The Pennsylvania Department of Health will provide free flu vaccinations to fans. The clinic will be held in the back of the concourse prior to puck drop. Please join us you can have a healthy hockey season.
Finally, back by popular demand is "Dr. Lori's Antique Appraisal Night". Fans should bring their art, antiques, and questions to art historian, certified art and antique appraiser, and TV personality Dr. Lori. Each guest is entitled to one free antique appraisal.
As a special promotion for this weekend only, a buy-one-get-one-free offer to see The Rat Pack is Back – a tribute to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin & Sammy Davis Jr., the talented stars of the 1960s known as "The Rat Pack" at Hershey Theatre, has been made available to all fans in attendance at either Saturday or Sunday's game. Simply go to the guest services window to purchase tickets. Sorry, but no refunds or exchanges can be made on previously purchased tickets.
This weekend the wives and girlfriends of the HERSHEY BEARS will be holding the annual "Holiday Ornament Sale and Silent Auction", with the money being donated to various charities. Each member of the team, including both coaches and Coco will be decorating a special Christmas Tree Ball that will be auctioned off. In addition there will also be 150 numbered team signed Christmas balls for sale. These make the perfect Christmas gift for the BEARS fans on everyone's lists. Finally, new this year is an auction for the "Ultimate Christmas Gift", which is dinner for four, prepared in your home by Dean Arsene and Andrew Gordon! The guys love to cook so don't miss out on this opportunity. All proceeds from this will be donated to the PA Food Bank. The wives and girlfriends will be set up behind section 119 on the concourse. Be sure to bid early and often.
The Toys for Tots Drive will be taking place again this Saturday and Sunday, and fans are encouraged to bring new, unopened toys to be donated to charity. Also, kids will want to come to the barn this weekend because Santa will be there for photo opportunities. Be sure to stop by and get your photo taken with him!
Fans should stick around after the game as a few players will be signing autographs for 45-minutes in the Club Lounge.
*All information subject to change without notice.
Each Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday Bears home game (except Hersheypark pass nights) tickets will be offered for $10.00 in sections 210 and 211—a savings of $6.00 per ticket. Each fan in sections 210 - 211 will also receive a custom designed IT'S ALL ABOUT THE CUP t-shirt. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled throughout the season because you never know what regional celebrity you could be sitting with! Tickets will be available for purchase at the beginning of each month. Call 508 – BEAR or visit HersheyBears.com for tickets. There is a six ticket limit per customer.
Season tickets are on sale now by calling (717) 508-BEAR, with plans starting at just $145. Great seats are still available, including the popular 12 and 22-game plans that allow you to pick your own games that fit your schedule. For more information, visit www.HersheyBears.com