Worcester Sharks Are Part of The Solution During Record Unemployment

Todd Civin@https://twitter.com/toddcivin1Senior Writer INovember 5, 2009

The Worcester Sharks organization continues to show why they are part of the solution during these tough economic times with yet another in a long line of positive gestures that benefit Worcester and the surrounding communities.

Worcester Sharks President and CEO Michael T. Lehr has announced a new program, which provides FREE tickets for Wednesday home games at the DCU Center for the 2009-10 season to Sharks fans and their families that have lost their jobs.

“During the difficult economic times over the last few years, the Sharks have been fortunate to have the continued support of the Worcester community,” said team president and CEO Michael T. Lehr. “The Sharks invite all families to take advantage of this terrific offer in hopes that they will buy tickets in the future when the economy turns around.”

The FREE tickets for the unemployed will be available for up to four family members and only be available at the DCU Center Box Office on the day of the game.  All fans that wish to receive a FREE ticket(s) must present a valid proof of unemployment and a valid form of identification.

The program, in conjunction with Sharks Charities, will offer FREE tickets for the unemployed and their families during the following SIX Wednesday home games:

  • Wednesday, November 11th vs. Lowell – 1:05p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 18th vs. Portland – 7:05p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 13th vs. Springfield – 7:05p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 27th vs. Manitoba – 7:05p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 24th vs. Portland – 7:05p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 10th vs. Hartford – 7:05p.m.

Earlier this season, the Sharks continued "BE A LEADER" program dedicated a "Community Service Day" which included the entire Worcester Sharks team and office along with the staff of Abigail Williams & Associates to revamp the exterior of the Clark Street Community School in Worcester. 

With the help from local businesses and friends, the BE A LEADER Community Service Day created a new outdoor street hockey surface, revamped the baseball field and basketball court, and made a new service road for the school.  Click HERE to watch video from the 1st annual BE A LEADER Community Service Day!

For more information on this ticket offer, contact the Worcester Sharks Front Office today by calling 508.929.0500!  Log onto www.SharksAHL.com for the complete promotional schedule and up to date information!

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!

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Sharks fans may secure their 2009-10 season tickets today by calling 508-929-0500. Some of the exclusive benefits for full season ticket holders will include:

  • Guaranteed same seat for all 40 home dates and playoff home games at the DCU Center
  • Significant savings off box office ticket prices
  • Priority access to purchase tickets to DCU Center events (subject to availability)

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.

The previous story is excerpted from a press release by the Worcester Sharks. Todd Civin is a freelance writer for Bleacher Report , Sports, Then and Now , and Seamheads .

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