Tri-City Herald: Americans give back to communityDec 14, 2012 - 02:08 PST
By Annie Fowler | Tri-City Herald
“Because it is at Christmastime that want is most keenly felt, and abundance rejoices.” — Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
The Tri-City Americans have been putting their best foot forward this holiday season, ringing bells for the Salvation Army, holding their annual Teddy Bear Toss night, and collecting food for local food banks.
It’s all part of giving back to the community that has supported the hockey team for the past 25 years.
“It’s very important,” Tri-City general manager Bob Tory said of the team’s community involvement. “It’s something I have stressed since I arrived here. The guys all come from different places and it’s important that we put our imprint on the community that supports us.