SPRINGFIELD – Springfield Falcons President Sarah Pompea recently announced the team will host a Block Party on Oct. 10 from 4 to 6 p.m. prior to the 2015-16 season opener against the Hershey Bears.
The event will take place outside the MassMutual Center on the street of 45 Falcons Way featuring food, drinks, entertainment, live music, and special giveaways.
A beer garden will be setup with special food options from Bear’s Smokehouse Barbecue and Palazzo’s Café featuring $1 hot dogs. In addition, other food trucks will be offering burgers and vegetarian options. Kids in attendance can enjoy the Falcons Slap Shot Game, a rock climbing wall, face painting, and balloon twisters.
Live music will be presented during the Block Party and the King Ward Falcons’ team bus will be on-site for viewing. Several prizes will be given away to those in attendance such as; locker room tours, an interview with Broadcaster Andy Zilch, and autographed merchandise. All fans in attendance will be entered to win an opportunity to “ Shoot for $25,000” during the second intermission that night.
Single game tickets to all regular season home games and the home preseason game went on sale Sept. 28 at the MassMutual Center Box Office and Ticketmaster. All seats for the preseason game on Oct. 2 vs. the Providence Bruins are $10.
The Springfield Falcons announced today that they have partnered with CHD (Center for Human Development) to recognize the efforts of individuals in the Western Massachusetts community who are voluntarily putting their time and talents to use in order improve the situations and circumstances for those truly in need of help. The Game Changer Award, in partnership with the Springfield Falcons, will be presented during each home game.
“We are very excited to join the Falcons this year by introducing the Game Changer Award,” Kimberley A. Lee, CHD vice president, Office of Development said. “The compassion and commitment these individuals have made to our community is worthy of all our support and we are honored to recognize them in partnership with the Falcons.”
Each home game this season, a new recipient will be honored to those who have made a critical difference in the lives of others in the community. The first recipient will be honored at the home opener on Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. against the Hershey Bears.
“Our partnership with CHD has created this fantastic concept that allows us to give back to the members who make this community great,” Pompea said. “We look forward to welcoming in the wonderful people of our community to our hockey games.”
Lee added, “Having grown up in Springfield I attended many games as a child. Now, as a parent, seeing my own children experience a home game with our home team is very nostalgic and I am proud to support a team that has withstood the test of time.”
CHD, founded in 1972, is a CARF accredited organization providing a broad range of high quality, community-oriented human services to 17,000 children, adolescents, adults, and families each year. The organization is also dedicated to promoting, enhancing and protecting the dignity and welfare of people in need. For more information on the organization, visit www.chd.org.