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5th Annual Go Green For MDA Night; Saturday, March 16th

Mar 14, 2013 - 17:14 GMT

Come out to the Toyota Center on Saturday, March 16th as your Tri-City Americans take on the Spokane Chiefs on the 5th Annual Go Green for MDA Night presented by Sun West Sportswear, U.S. Linen & Uniform, 102.7 KORD, KVEW-TV and MOM Magazine.

The game will coincide with the culmination of Captain Justin Feser and Assistant Captain Mitch Topping’s Making Awareness a Top Priority to Fes Out MD, serving as a fundraiser for the local chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The MDA will be selling special green MDA-themed t-shirts commemorating the event for a suggested donation of $7. courtesy of SunWest Sportswear. There will also be green glow sticks and necklaces for $1 as well as MDA Shamrocks, which will be available for $1, $5 or $10 denominations. Green Irish pins are available throughout the concourse for people to grab to show their support, courtesy of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The local firefighters will be holding their Fill the Boot campaign. Firefighters will be outside in front of the Toyota Center entrances for fans to donate to the MDA.

Throughout the Toyota Center concourse will be a silent auction in Section J, with all the proceeds benefiting the local chapter of the MDA. Items up for auction include special green MDA Night pucks signed by Americans players, team signed rink board glass and much more.

There will be a special pregame ceremony, with Feser and Topping presenting a check to the MDA and a ceremonial puck drop.

Tri-City is 1-3 all-time on Go Green for MDA Night, with every game against the Spokane Chiefs. The Americans fell in last season’s game 3-2, with their only win coming on March 19, 2011, coming out on top 6-4. The event has raised $38,741 for the local chapter of the MDA over the last four seasons.

It’s also another Jack in the Box Rock the Rink Saturday Night, with student ticket discounts available at the Toyota Center box office, simply by showing your valid student card. Be sure to stick around after the game for the annual Wildhorse Resort & Casino Americans Year-End Awards ceremony and see who will take home the hardware!

About Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular Dystrophy is a term describing a group of diseases characterized by progressive degeneration of voluntary muscles. MDA covers 43 diseases; conditions vary in age and onset, rate of progression and muscles affected.

About the MDA

The MDA is a voluntary health agency – a dedicated partnership between scientists and concerned citizens aimed at conquering neuromuscular diseases that affect more than a million Americans.

What Your Dollars Will Buy

77 percent of every dollar MDA spends goes directly to research, services and education; MDA spends $70 a minute in its worldwide research program, supporting some 300 projects.