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From Potrecz: IceDogs Raising Autism Awareness

BPSN writer Bill Potrecz published a great piece this morning in support of our Autism Awareness Night, tomorrow evening. The event is extremely meaningful not only to our local community but also to the organization. As strong supporters of all things Niagara, tomorrow night’s event is a way for us to give back to our community, and be inclusive of all members. All specialty jerseys will be auctioned following the game. Some, in-arena post-game, and others through the CHL online auction website – stay tuned for more details of the online auction.

Below is a snippet of the article Bill has given us permission to post. The full article can be found here

“Over the years Denise (Burke) and I have met season ticket holders and fans who have children on the autism spectrum. We thought it would be a perfect opportunity to bring awareness to autism through an IceDogs game and at the same time raise some much-needed funds for services that reach children in the Niagara Region,” he said.

Autism hits home for St. Catharines councilor Mat Sisco, whose son Darius has been diagnosed with the disorder.

“I have to hand it the Burkes and the IceDogs family — their decision to host a night for Autism Ontario has been an incredibly bright light,” Sisco said. “Our son loves to go to games, but struggles to be in the general crowd area; we purchase seats away from the loud crowd and over and above our season tickets to bring him when we can. Bill and Denise have always come over to give him a hug, and the occasions he gets a visit from Bones are always the best. We appreciate more than we can ever express the team’s commitment to raise awareness and funds for the kids and adults in our community that have Autism, and we’ll be happy to keep working with them while they continue this important work.”

Tickets are still available for tomorrow night’s game, in limited quantities. To secure yours, click here

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