Worcester Sharks President and CEO Michael T. Lehr announced that Worcester Sharks goaltender Alex Stalock will wear a specially designed W6 Tribute Mask to raise money and awareness for the Worcester Fire Scholarship Program and the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
San Jose Sharks goaltending prospect Alex Stalock has agreed to wear and autograph a specially designed W6 Tribute Mask for games in late November through December 6 while playing for the Worcester Sharks in the American Hockey League.
The Worcester Sharks will host Heroes Night—A Tribute to the Worcester 6, on Sunday, December 6 at the DCU Center at 3pm.
On December 3, 1999 a five-alarm fire began in the Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse in Worcester, Massachusetts and raged for six days. Six brave firefighters lost their lives, Firefighters Paul Brotherton, Jeremiah Lucey, Timothy Jackson, James Lyons, Joseph McGuirk and Lieutenant Thomas Spencer.
On this tenth year anniversary, the Worcester Sharks have partnered with the Worcester Fire and Police Departments to honor these six individuals and to raise funds for the Worcester Fire Scholarship Program and the burn care unit at the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
“The Worcester Sharks are very proud to be associated with Worcester Police and Fire Departments,” said Lehr. “Alex was very gracious to offer to wear the mask in hopes of raising money and awareness for the Worcester Fire Scholarship Program and the Shriners Hospitals for Children.”
The W6 Tribute Mask will be worn through December 6 and be auctioned off on NHL.com and SharksAHL.com beginning on Tuesday, December 2nd at 12pm (EST) through Wednesday, December 9 at 3pm (EST).
Proceeds from the W6 Tribute Mask auction will go to the Worcester Fire Scholarship Program and Shriners Hospitals for Children via Sharks Charities.
Charity Information: Worcester Fire Scholarship Program
Established in 1989, Local 1009 Scholarship Program has given over $250,000 to first year college students in 20 years of existence. Started by union leaders, the Scholarship Program and all involved are proud to give our children a start towards their college education and hope to continue this in the future.
Shriners Hospitals for Children is a one-of-a-kind health care system dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs.
Every year, the Shriners Hospitals for Children provides care for thousands of kids with burns, orthopedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate, in a family-centered environment at no charge. It's how Shriners Hospitals has been helping kids defy the odds since 1922.
About the W6 Tribute mask:
The W6 Tribute mask has the names of the six fallen firefighter; the W6 logo on the top front; the words “Never Forgotten” written across the brow in gold leaf; the Worcester FD logo in center of chin with dates marking the 10-year anniversary; on each side a fully geared firefighter is on a bended knee; a official Sharks logo is located on the back; and “Stalock” is written across the bottom back plate in gold leaf.
The majority of the mask is painted as red sky with a black silhouette of the Worcester skyline.
The W6 Tribute mask was designed and painted by the Worcester Sharks Director of Youth Hockey and Community Relations, Michael Myers. Myers has designed and painted several masks, including Conn Smythe Winner Cam Ward of the Carolina Hurricanes and Edmonton Oilers Goaltender Dwayne Roloson.
For more information about the W6 Tribute Mask Auction or Heroes Night—A Tribute to the Worcester Six presented by Charter Communications please visit www.SharksAHL.com or call the Sharks front office at 508-929-0500.
Schedule of Events for Heros Night on December 6th:
* 12:00p.m. DCU Center doors open (one ticket for all events)
* 12:15p.m. Worcester Fire and Police vs. Providence Fire hockey game
* 1:30p.m. Rescue vehicles on the DCU Center plaza for kids to explore
* 2:45p.m. Special on-ice pregame ceremony hosted by Charter TV3’s Kevin Shea which includes a honorary banner raised to the DCU Center rafters by a representative from each of the Worcester 6 Firefighters families.
* 3:05p.m. Worcester Sharks vs. Portland Pirates
* 2:00 -5:00p.m Free Child ID program available presented by Charter Communications
* 5:15p.m. Game worn jersey auction
Portion of the proceeds from ticket sales, jersey auction and goalie mask auction will be donated to the Worcester Fire Scholarship Program and the burn care unit at Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Now in their fourth season in Worcester, the Sharks look forward to another exciting season highlighted by the improvements of the ice surface at the DCU Center and the reduction of season ticket prices! Sharks fans may secure their 2009-10 season tickets today by calling 508-929-0500.
Season ticket packages, group tickets, and individual tickets for the 2009-10 season are on sale now by contacting the Worcester Sharks Office at 508.929.0500 or by crashing the net at www.SharksAHL.com.
All games can be heard live on 580AM and 94.9FM WTAG, as well as online through AHL Live, by following the link on the Sharks website at www.SharksAHL.com.