Jackals in the Community November 2015

 

Elmira Jackals in the Community November 2015

December 03, 2015 

As a community owned team, staying active in the community is extremely important to all of us at the Jackals. During November, our team and office staff were able to participate in many unique events and met many of you, our dedicated fans. We hope you enjoyed seeing us around in November, and we hope to see you even more during this coming holiday season. Once again we thank you, our amazing fans and community for your support, we couldn't do it without you!



BullyHill Wine Tasting

 The Elmira Jackals and staff met up at BullyHill Vineyards on November 15, for a meet and greet and wine tasting with fans. We had a great time with our fans and with the fun and enthusiastic BullyHill staff.

Jackals fans, players, and staff look at the BullyHill Tasting Room on Nov. 15

Jackals fans, players, and staff look at the BullyHill Tasting Room on Nov. 15


Celebrate Mondays at Gardner Road Elementary School

Blade surprised students at Gardner Road Elementary School on November 16th for Celebrate Mondays. Celebrate Mondays is a program schools are adopting to create excitement for the school day, and celebrate students accomplishments throughout the school year.

Blade welcomes Gardner Road students on their way into school on 11/16

Blade welcomes Gardner Road students on their way into school on 11/16


Catch of the Day Program at Diven Elementary School

On November 20, Blade stopped by Diven Elementary School to see his Dolphin friends. Diven Elementary has developed a program, Good Kid Patrol "Catch of the Day." All Good Kid Patrols earned on the "Catch of the Day," have their name put into a net at the main office. Once a month, 10 names are pulled from the net and those students are awarded 4 tickets to a Jackals game. We love rewarding our local youth for making good choices and making their school a better place. Congrats Diven Elementary, keep up the good work!

Blade with this month's Good Kid Patrol winners. They all received 4 tickets to an upcoming Jackals game for their good choices and behaviors at school.

Blade with this month's Good Kid Patrol winners. They all received 4 tickets to an upcoming Jackals game for their good choices and behaviors at school.


Dave Clark Foundation

The Dave Clark Foundation was created to inspire and motivate people with personal and physical limitations, to stay positive and live productive lives.

The Jackals and staff teamed up with the foundation on the 21st to show participants a little bit about hockey and run them through different drills that the players work on throughout the season. It was a fun and exciting morning for everyone present.

Jackals players listen to instruction from the head of the Dave Clark Foundation

Jackals players listen to instruction from the head of the Dave Clark Foundation

Jackals Defenseman Zach Tolkinen congratulates a participant on a job well done.

Jackals Defenseman Zach Tolkinen congratulates a participant on a job well done.

Nick Zappia and Taylor Stefishen pose with participants at the November 21st event

Nick Zappia and Taylor Stefishen pose with participants at the November 21st event


Arnot Health - Falck Cancer Center Visit

A hand full of Jackals players spent the afternoon at Arnot Health's Falck Cancer Center on November 23rd. Players and patients shared life stories for a few hours, whether it be about hockey, childhood, their hometowns or their education. The players enjoyed their afternoon spending time with patients, getting to know their fans better and even making some friends.

Jackals Goaltender C.J. Motte shares a story with teammates and patients at the Arnot Health Falck Cancer Center on 11/23.

Jackals Goaltender C.J. Motte shares a story with teammates and patients at the Arnot Health Falck Cancer Center on 11/23.


Big Flats Elementary After School Program Visit

On Monday the 23rd, Blade, Scott Jacklin, Matt Harlow, and Tyler Currier spent their evening with the After School Program at Big Flats Elementary School. They answered questions about school, sports, and the Jackals, signed autographs, took pictures, and played dodgeball. All the students received a free ticket to a Jackals game and Public Skate.

Pre-K through 1st graders

Pre-K through 1st graders

2nd through 4th graders

2nd through 4th graders


Elmira Holiday Parade

Blade and staff member Amanda, along with office pug Daisy, lead the Jackals bus on Water Street during the Elmira Holiday Parade.

Blade and staff member Amanda, along with office pug Daisy, lead the Jackals bus on Water Street during the Elmira Holiday Parade.


November Community Givebacks

This month the Jackals and First Arena gave back to our community in more ways that one. Whether it be a few tickets, arena tour, merchandise, or advertising, we love to give back to the Southern and Northern Tiers.

This months organizations included: Notre Dame High School, Middletown Historical Society, Elmira Heights Committee, Elmira Kiwanis Club, and Penn Yan Media Productions.


Upcoming Events

  • December 2: Elmira Jackals vs. Kalamazoo Wings at First Arena - 7:05 p.m.
    • $1 Beer Night
  • December 4: Elmira Jackals vs. Kalamazoo Wings at First Arena - 7:05 p.m.
    • Teddy Bear Toss
  • December 5: Elmira Jackals vs. Kalamazoo Wings at First Arena - 7:05 p.m.
    • Fur Circus: Presented by Arnot Mall
  • December 9: Elmira Jackals vs. Norfolk Admirals at First Arena - 7:05 p.m.
    • $1 Beer Night
  • December 11: Elmira Jackals vs. Manchester Monarchs at First Arena - 7:05 p.m.
    • Star Wars Weekend
  • December 12: Elmira Jackals vs. Norfolk Admirals at First Arena - 7:05 p.m.
    • Star Wars Weekend
  • December 26: Elmira Jackals vs. Reading Royals at First Arena - 7:05 p.m.
    • Zooperstars: Presented by Jubilee Foods