Elmira Jackals and STTAC Team Up To Put Tobacco In Check

ELMIRA, N.Y. - The Elmira Jackals announced today that they are teaming up with Southern Tier Tobacco Awareness Community Partnership (STTAC) for a special promotion, that will take place at their home game this Friday, November 22, in conjunction with the 38th annual Great American Smokeout.

The Great American Smokeout is a holiday held by the American Cancer Society to encourage smokers across the nation to give up their tobacco use. In honor of the Great American Smokeout the Jackals and STTAC are offering $2 off of a regularly priced ticket to the Jackals game on Friday, November 22 versus Kalamazoo to anyone who throws away at least a half pack of cigarettes or a half of a tin of chewing tobacco. The offer is valid only for tickets purchased at the First Arena Box Office on Friday, November 22 and cannot be combined with any other offer. The discount is limited to one per patron.

In a show of support, four Jackals player have pledged to give up tobacco for the entire month of November. The tobacco-free MVPs are Kyle Bushee, Brandon Blandina, Zach McCullough, and Jean Bourbeau.

Click here to see the promotional video.

"STTAC is so excited to be working with the Elmira Jackals, as many youth in the area look up to the hockey players. Our four tobacco-free MVPs serve as role models to keep kids from starting to smoke or chew. Currently, 90 percent of smokers begin by the age of 18, so efforts to help smokers quit and keep kids from beginning will have a major impact on the health of residents in Chemung, Steuben and Schuyler counties now and in the future," said Lorelei Wagner, STTAC Field Specialist. "We hope tobacco users take advantage of all the resources available for the Great American Smokeout and give quitting a chance."

STTAC will also have a table on the First Arena concourse at Friday's game to provide more information to fans who are interested in quitting smoking or chewing tobacco.

About STTAC:  

The Southern Tier Tobacco Awareness Community Partnership (STTAC), a program of the New York State Bureau of Tobacco Control, seeks to build healthier communities in Chemung, Schuyler and Steuben counties through education about the dangers of tobacco marketing and the benefits of tobacco free outdoors.

For a free personalized quit plan, contact the New York State Smokers' Quitline at 1-866-NY-QUITS or www.nysmokefree.com. Residents of Chemung, Steuben and Schuyler counties can also visit the Tobacco Cessation Center at Arnot Health or call 211 to join Quit and Stay Quit, a free program for smokers who want to quit with the help of online or phone classes.

Mark your calendars! The Jackals return home on November 22, 2013 to take on the Kalamazoo Wings at 7:05 p.m. M & T Bank is sponsoring a Thundersticks giveaway to the first 2,000 fans in attendance so get here early! Don't forget that groups of 10 or more who book in advance receive discounts off the box office price and preferred seating based on availability. Call 607-734-7825 to get your group outing booked.


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UPCOMING FIRST ARENA EVENTS:

Friday, November 22: Elmira Jackals vs. Kalamazoo, 7:05 p.m. Click here to order tickets.

Saturday, November 23: Elmira Jackals vs. Kalamazoo, 7:05 p.m. Click here to order tickets.

Sunday, November 24: Elmira Jackals vs. Kalamazoo, 4:05 p.m. Click here to order tickets.  

Saturday, December 7: Lee Greenwood & Crystal Gayle Christmas Concert, 7:00 p.m.  Click here to order tickets.