Fans invited to participate in annual food drive on Friday, Dec. 10, and attend a special Kids Day event on Sunday, Dec. 12 at Cool Insuring Arena

GLENS FALLS, NY, – The Adirondack Thunder, the Capital Region’s professional ice hockey team, will celebrate the return of its annual food drive on Friday, Dec. 10, to benefit the Open Door Mission. On Sunday, Dec. 12, the team will host Kids Day as part of this season’s ongoing Family Fun Day series, complete with a bounce house and free bobbleheads to the first 1,000 kids to pass through the turnstiles.

Fans attending Friday’s game against the Reading Royals at 7 p.m.  are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item, which will be donated to the Open Door Mission, a non-profit organization which operates a shelter and food pantry in downtown Glens Falls. Fans who participate in the food drive will receive a free ticket to the Adirondack Thunder’s home game on the following Friday, Dec. 17, when they face off against the Newfoundland Growlers. The food drive begins at 5:30 p.m.

“The Adirondack Thunder is committed to giving back to Glens Falls, and we’re excited to bring back our annual food drive. After having to cancel last year due to COVID-19, this year’s drive is more important than ever,” said Adirondack Thunder President Jeff Mead. “The Adirondack Thunder’s long-standing partnership with Open Door Mission is incredibly meaningful to us and to the Glens Falls community. Our fans always give generously and we hope they will continue to be supportive this year.”

Sunday afternoon, the Adirondack Thunder will take on the Maine Mariners at 3 p.m. during Kids Day. The game is part of this season’s Family Fun Day “hat trick” package, which includes three reserved seats, three popcorns, and three soft drinks for $54. Kids Day will feature even more family friendly fun, including a bounce house at Heritage Hall and free bobbleheads for the first 1,000 kids, 12 and under, to enter the arena.

“Family Fun Days are a great way for families to experience the excitement of Adirondack Thunder hockey, and Kids Day is another way to make our games even more appealing to children,” said Mead. “We’re excited about our Sunday matinee series which is designed to be both affordable and convenient for families. We hope, by the end of Sunday’s game, that the Adirondack Thunder will have some new young fans.”

The Thunder is an affiliate of the National Hockey League’s New Jersey Devils and American Hockey League’s Utica Comets.

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