We are pleased to introduce our brand-new monthly newsletter, "Elmira Jackals in the Community." In June, we ended our first year as a community owned team, and we want to make sure that our fans are up-to-date on our community endeavors. As a community owned team, staying active in the community is extremely important to all of us at the Jackals. During June, our staff was able to participate in many rewarding events and to meet many of you, our terrific fans. We hope you enjoyed seeing us around in June, and we look forward to meeting more of you in the coming months!

June Events Recap

River Fest

On June 5, the Jackals took part in River Fest, an annual event held at the Grove Street Boat Launch in Elmira. The event featured live music, vendors, and various activities held on the water. Jackals staff and mascot Blade attended the festival. Blade spent time interacting with many of the fans in attendance and even took a boat ride during the boat launch! 

Rainbow Walk

On June 12, members of our staff participated in the Rainbow Walk at Eldridge Park. This was the 2nd Annual Rainbow Walk put on the YWCA. The run is put together to celebrate diversity, encourage acceptance, and end bullying. Blade walked along with participants in the race to show his support for its message. Participating in this event was important to us because we want to celebrate every single one of our fans!

Blade's Parades

On June 20, Blade rode in two parades and got to wave to all of his fans along the parade routes. First, he rode on a float in the Wellsboro Parade in PA. Later in the day, Blade rode on the Tioga Downs float at the Owego Strawberry Festival.Blade enjoyed getting the chance to meet fans in other towns!

Children's Fun Run

On June 21, the Jackals staff took part in the Children's Fun Run sponsored by the Guthrie Corning Hospital. The Fun Run races were open to children ages 2 to 10. The event helps children experience the joys of running and good health. Jackals staff members were on hand to see kids off at the start of the race and to help cheer them on throughout the duration.

Adopt a Cat Month

On June 25, Jackals staff members visited the Chemung County Humane Society & SPCA in honor of "Adopt a Cat Month". We met many adorable and friendly cats that are looking for homes, and recommend checking out the shelter if you're looking for a new friend. One cat, Toby, even knows how to give high-fives! The Jackals hope to continue to grow our partnerships with local animals shelters.

Hospital Visit

On June 26, Jackals staff members and Blade visited Guthrie Hospital in Sayre, PA to welcome the newest residents. Blade got a chance to meet tons of his fans and he enjoyed being able to brighten their day. Jackals staff members got the chance to chat with patients and hear their favorite hockey memories.