ALBANY, NY – The Albany FireWolves, of the National Lacrosse League (NLL), today announce that the Albany FireWolves Foundation has partnered with the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer to host a Breast Cancer Awareness and Cancer Prevention Night for the team’s home game on Saturday, February 19 at 7 p.m. versus the Toronto Rock at the MVP Arena.
The FireWolves will honor survivors throughout the game and raise funds to support the cause by selling pink co-branded t-shirts, which the FireWolves players will showcase during pregame warmups. The concourse of the arena will feature cancer awareness tabling with information and a multitude of fundraising efforts to support the cause.
“The FireWolves are honored to partner with the American Cancer Society and Real Kids Wear Pink at our game on February 19 to support this cause and fight a horrible disease that has affected so many of us,” said George Manias, President of the FireWolves. “The work that these groups do to create awareness and prevention of cancer is tireless and ongoing, so we are thrilled that we have a platform to support their efforts and help raise funds to support their cause. In addition, we will honor and recognize a handful of local survivors in a ceremony during the game, hosted by local sports anchor from WNYT TV13, Roger Wyland. We encourage fans to come on out and support this cause, wear your pink, and join the fight!”
The FireWolves also announce that the team has partnered with Real Kids Wear Pink for the game. Real Kids Wear Pink, launched by local young philanthropist, Carli O’Hara, engages kids in fundraising and philanthropy around this important cause. Fans can join in to support the cause by purchasing from two ticket packages. A $20 ticket package includes a ticket to the game, a pink t-shirt, and a donation to the Breast Cancer Awareness and Cancer Prevention. Or, for $15, fans can purchase a ticket to the game which will also include a donation to the cause. Ticket packages can be purchased at www.AlbanyFireWolves.com/Awareness.
“Cancer touches all of us in one way or another,” said Annemarie Dillon, Associate Director of Development for the Capital Region American Cancer Society. “Together with the Albany FireWolves, we are proud to celebrate survivors and thrivers, fund the future of breast cancer research and programs, and ensure all women and men have a fair and just opportunity to prevent, find, treat, and survive breast cancer.”
Fans are encouraged to arrive at the game early for a pre-game party in the arena atrium beginning at 4 p.m., presented by Michelob ULTRA. The party will feature food and drink specials, including Wolf Bite and live music from Funk Evolution. Those unable to be in attendance can tune into the game on ESPN+, My4 Albany, and 104.5 The Team for full coverage. For those interested in making a donation but cannot attend the FireWolves game, they can visit https://albanyfirewolves.com/firewolves-foundation/ for more information.
Fans can secure their tickets for any of the 2021-22 FireWolves games today! For more information regarding tickets, visit www.AlbanyFireWolves.com or call/text the FireWolves front office at 518-362-4900.
The Albany FireWolves 2021-22 Inaugural Season is presented by CDPHP.
About Albany FireWolves
The Albany FireWolves is the Capital Region’s very own Professional Box Lacrosse team, playing in the National Lacrosse League out of the MVP Arena in downtown Albany, NY. For more information, contact the Albany FireWolves Front Office at (518) 362-4900 or visit AlbanyFireWolves.com. Follow the team on Facebook at facebook.com/AlbFireWolves, Twitter @AlbFireWolves, and Instagram @AlbFireWolves.
About the National Lacrosse League
The National Lacrosse League (NLL) is North America’s premier professional lacrosse league. Founded in 1986, the NLL ranks third in average attendance for pro indoor sports worldwide, behind only the NHL and NBA. The League is comprised of 15 franchises across the United States and Canada: Albany FireWolves, Buffalo Bandits, Calgary Roughnecks, Colorado Mammoth, Georgia Swarm, Halifax Thunderbirds, Las Vegas NLL, New York Riptide, Panther City Lacrosse Club (TX), Philadelphia Wings, Rochester Knighthawks, San Diego Seals, Saskatchewan Rush, Toronto Rock, and Vancouver Warriors.
For more information, visit NLL.com and find @NLL on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. For more information visit NLL.com.
About ASM Global
ASM Global is the world’s leading venue management and services company. The company was formed by the combination of AEG Facilities and SMG, global leaders in venue and event strategy and management. The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 325 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention, and exhibition centers, and performing arts venues. From Aberdeen to Anchorage, and Sydney to Stockholm, its venues connect people through the unique power of live experiences. ASM Global’s diverse portfolio of clients benefit from the company’s depth of resources and unparalleled experience, expertise and creative problem solving. Each day, the company’s 61,000 passionate employees around the world deliver locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge technologies to deliver maximum results for venue owners and amazing experiences for guests. By consistently looking for new ways to envision, innovate and empower the spaces and places that bring people together, ASM Global elevates the human spirit while delivering the highest value for all stakeholders. For more information, please visit www.asmglobal.com.
About MVP Arena
MVP Arena is a full-service entertainment and sports facility featuring a wide variety of family shows, sporting events, trade shows and concerts. Owned by Albany County and managed by ASM Global, MVP Arena opened in 1990 and is home to the Albany FireWolves of the National Lacrosse League, the Albany Empire of the National Arena League and the Division I Men’s College Basketball Siena Saints. For more information, please visit https://www.mvparena.com/.
Established in 1984, CDPHP is a physician-founded, member-focused and community-based not-for-profit health plan that offers high-quality affordable health insurance plans to members in 26 counties throughout New York. CDPHP is also on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Instagram.