The Rochester Knighthawks and Veterans Outreach Center are once again teaming up for the team’s annual Military Salute on Sunday, March 19 when the Knighthawks face the Philadelphia Wings at 3:00 p.m. at Segar & Sciortino Field at The Blue Cross Arena.
“Every time we partner with the Knighthawks to recognize the service of our military members, we are sending a message that we are grateful for all they have given to our nation,” Veterans Outreach Center Executive Director and U.S. Army Veteran Laura Stradley said. “At VOC, we have the privilege to work with brave men and women from all branches of military service who have made tremendous sacrifices. We are very grateful to have this kind of support from the Knighthawks and the community. The proceeds from this event will go a long way toward providing critical, life-changing services for veterans, completely free of charge. We appreciate all the players and staff so much for their investment in our mission and their desire to join VOC in Serving Those Who Serve U.S.”
“We look forward to hosting this event each year with the Amerks and Veterans Outreach Center, and by bringing the Knighthawks into the partnership, we’re able to able to honor the courageous men and women in our U.S. Armed Forces and those within our community with both our teams,” said Knighthawks Vice President of Business Operations, Rob Minter. “We are forever grateful for their service to this great country and thank the Veterans Outreach Center in allowing us the opportunity to show our immense appreciation for our local veterans and military members.”
The day’s festivities include an American flag giveaway to the first 1,000 fans in attendance, courtesy of Veterans Outreach Center, as well as multiple in-game activations and recognition of all the brave men and women currently serving or who have served our country.
As part of Military Salute Knight, the Knighthawks will wear special Military-themed jerseys as a tribute to the U.S. Armed Forces. Fans will have the opportunity to purchase the jerseys through an online auction on DASH, a sport-focused online auction platform and partner of the Knighthawks.
To access the auction, fans can visit www.rochesterknighthawks.com/auction or text “DASH” to 66866, click on the download link and install DASH on your mobile device. Fans can then create their own personal profile and select the Knighthawks as their favorite team to start bidding. The auction opens at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 16 and will accept bids through 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 19. Winners will then be contacted directly. Proceeds from the jersey auction will be donated to Veterans Outreach Center.CLICK HERE TO BID!
The Knighthawks are offering all United States Military Veterans, Retired, Active Duty, Reserve and National Guard service members one complimentary ticket to the game. Additional tickets are available at a discounted rate. Veterans and Military Members can claim their tickets for the game by visiting the Veterans Outreach Center, located at 447 South Ave. in downtown Rochester.
Veterans Outreach Center is the season-long sponsor of the Knighthawks “Hometown Heroes” program, which provides complimentary tickets to a United States Military Veteran, Retired, Active Duty, Reserve and National Guard service member as well as any law enforcement officials, first responders, fire fighters and EMS personnel at every home game.
Fans can stay up to date all season long with the latest Knighthawks news, stories and notes at www.rochesterknighthawks.com.
About Veterans Outreach Center
Founded locally in 1973 by returning Vietnam veterans, today’s Veterans Outreach Center remains anchored in our community and offers a comprehensive portfolio of supportive services designed to meet the needs of veterans and their families. Through the generosity of our community, all of these programs and services are provided free of charge. Veterans Outreach Center provides comprehensive resources to current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families through direct service, community collaboration, and advocacy. Veterans Outreach Center’s vision is to “Be the Nation’s best provider of community-centered supportive services for veteran families.”