Kent, September 5, 2012 – The Seattle Thunderbirds have announced their promotional and giveaway calendar for the 2012-13 season.
The T-Birds home opener is Saturday, September 22, against the Portland Winterhawks at 7:05 p.m. at ShoWare Center. Opening Night will feature a Party on the Plaza at ShoWare Center starting at 4pm that will feature food, music, and a beer garden. The T-Birds will also be giving out 2012-13 magnetic schedules courtesy of Pat’s Plumbing to all fans on Opening Night.
In 2012-13, there will be 15 promotional giveaways for fans of all ages. They are: T-Birds Magnetic Schedule presented by Pat’s Plumbing, Valley Medical Center GLOW Pink the Rink Night, Sterling T-Birds Stress Pucks, two BECU T-Birds Beanie Nights, XFINITY Branden Troock Bobblehead Night, T-Birds Calendar Night, T-Birds Team Poster Night presented by Sterling & XFINITY and eight Directors Mortgage Magnet Nights. The eight Directors Mortgage Magnets combine to form one big T-Birds collage magnet.
The 2012-13 season will see the return of 2-for-Tuesday nights brought to fans by Directors Mortgage. There are eight games scheduled on a Tuesday this season. At all eight of these games, fans can buy two tickets for the price of one in all ticket categories. There will also be specials at the concession stands that include $2 hot dogs, $2 soft drinks, $2 popcorn and $2 beers.
The T-Birds have teamed up with the Kent Reporter Newspaper for Kent Reporter Family Pack Nights. There are three Sunday games this coming season where fans can get four tickets, four hot dogs and four soft drinks for $48. Fans must ask for the Kent Reporter Family Pack at the ShoWare Center box office, which is open 10am to 5pm Monday through Friday, and at 10am on Saturday game days and noon on Sunday game days.
The two BECU T-Birds Beanie giveaways during the 2012-13 season are exclusively for kids. On Saturday, November 17, and Saturday, January 5, the first 1,000 kids will receive a free beanie.
The T-Birds will have three Pub Nights this coming season. Fans can get 10 tickets, 10 beers and 10 hats for $200. Pub Night tickets must be purchased before game day.
Hockey Challenge 2013 to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington & Alaska is scheduled for Saturday, February 23, when the T-Birds take on the Everett Silvertips.
The Fred Meyer Turkey Shoot and Ham Shoot will return this coming season. All females in attendance, 18 and older, will have the chance to participate in a puck shoot contest after the game to win a turkey or ham. The Fred Meyer Teddy Bear Toss will also return.
Alaska Airlines Hawaiian Night will be Friday, December 8, against the Portland Winterhawks. One lucky fan will win a trip for two to Hawaii at this game.
There are several special group nights, including Youth Group Night, where youth groups can purchase 10 tickets for $95. The purchasers of the first 1,000 tickets on Youth Group Night will receive a T-Birds hat. There will also be $1 hot dogs and $1 ice cream at the concession stands for all fans on Youth Group Night.
There will also be two Boy Scout Nights, a Girl Scout Night, a Mascot Night, and Fan Appreciation Night.
T-Birds single game tickets for the 2012-13 season are currently on sale and can be purchased online at www.seattlethunderbirds.com and at the ShoWare Center box office.
2012-13 THUNDERBIRDS PROMOTION SCHEDULE
Friday, September 22 vs. Portland, T-Birds Magnetic Schedule presented by Pat’s Plumbing (all fans), Party on the Plaza at ShoWare Center starting at 4pm
Tuesday, October 16 vs. Spokane, Directors Mortgage 2-for-Tuesday, Directors Mortgage Jared Hauf Magnet (first 2,500 fans)
Sunday, October 28 vs. Kamloops, Valley Medical Center GLOW Event – Pink the Rink
Friday, November 16 vs. Medicine Hat, Pub Night 1
Saturday, November 17 vs. Spokane, BECU T-Birds Beanies (first 1,000 kids) Fred Meyer Turkey Shoot (post game)
Tuesday, November 27 vs. Everett, Directors Mortgage 2-for-Tuesday, Directors Mortgage Branden Troock Magnet (first 2,500 fans)
Saturday, December 1 vs. Kelowna, Sterling T-Birds Stress Puck Night (first 2,500 fans), Boy Scout Night 1
Sunday, December 2 vs. Kamloops, Kent Reporter Family Pack
Saturday, December 8 vs. Portland, Alaska Airlines Hawaiian Night, Fred Meyer Ham Shoot (post game) Tuesday, December 11 vs. Victoria, Directors Mortgage 2-for-Tuesday, Directors Mortgage Jesse Forsberg Magnet (first 2,500 fans)
Tuesday, December 18 vs. Tri-City, Directors Mortgage 2-for-Tuesday, Directors Mortgage Connor Honey Magnet (first 2,500 fans)
Friday, December 28 vs. Everett, T-Birds Calendar Night (first 3,000 fans)
Saturday, January 5 vs. Spokane, BECU T-Birds Beanies (first 1,000 kids)
Tuesday, January 8 vs. Spokane, Directors Mortgage 2-for-Tuesday, Directors Mortgage Shea Theodore Magnet (first 2,500 fans)
Saturday, January 12, vs. Victoria, XFINITY Branden Troock Bobblehead Night
Saturday, January 19, vs. Portland, Fred Meyer Teddy Bear Toss
Sunday, January 20 vs. Lethbridge, Kent Reporter Family Pack
Friday, January 25, vs. Kelowna, Pub Night 2
Tuesday, January 29 vs. Prince George, Directors Mortgage 2-for-Tuesday, Directors Mortgage Alexander Delnov Magnet (first 2,500 fans)
Sunday, February 17 vs. Vancouver, Youth Group Night, Girl Scout Night, Kent Reporter Family Pack, Mascot Game
Saturday, February 25 vs. Everett, Hockey Challenge to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington & Alaska
Tuesday, February 26 vs. Edmonton, Directors Mortgage 2-for-Tuesday, Directors Mortgage Roberts Lipsbergs Magnet (first 2,500 fans)
Saturday, March 2, vs. Tri-City, Boy Scout Night 2
Friday, March 8, vs. Prince George, Pub Night 3
Tuesday, March 12 vs. Tri-City, Directors Mortgage 2-for-Tuesday, Directors Mortgage Brandon Glover Magnet (first 2,500 fans)
Saturday, March 16 vs. Portland, Alaska Airlines Fan Appreciation Night, T-Birds Team Poster presented by Sterling & XFINITY (first 5,000 fans)