ICERAYS LAUNCH “GO NUTS! FOR HEART HEALTH” CAMPAIGN

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – The Corpus Christi IceRays are launching a new campaign called “Go Nuts! For Heart Health” to coincide with Heart Month. The new campaign, led by IceRays forward Adam Canepa, is focused on promoting good heart healthy choices in diet and exercise leading up to the team’s first Heart Night at the end of the month.

“We’re pumped to be able to provide this for our fans and the American Heart Association,” said IceRays general manager Pat Dunn. “We wanted to do something special for February and lead into our Heart Night at the end of the month. With such a great resource in Adam’s family to help us out and the support of the American Heart Association, we think this is a unique way to support heart health, and we can’t thank them enough.”

Starting today, fans can purchase two tickets for the IceRays game on February 27 at just $20 and receive in return a free bag of Setton Farms® Pistachios, which are now certified by the American Heart Association’s Heart-Check Mark Food Certification Program. February 27 is the first Heart Night, presented by AutoNation Ford, Coastal Cardiology Associates, the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Mattress Firm, and Setton Farms, benefitting the American Heart Association. This package can be ordered only through the IceRays Front Office or American Heart Association. Upon purchase at one of the two locations, fans will receive a bag of pistachios. All proceeds from the campaign will go to the American Heart Association.

Canepa’s family owns a pistachio ranch that has been in the family since his grandfather started it. Now, the ranch is operated by his grandmother and mother. The family, as well as Setton Farms, has offered to supply bags of pistachios for fans who take advantage of the package.

“My family is very happy to help for this campaign,” said Canepa on behalf of his family. “We understand how much Heart Night means to the IceRays organization, and I’m personally pleased to put my name on the cause while bringing a little of California to Corpus Christi.”

This offer lasts until February 27. For more information on the campaign or to purchase the package, please contact the IceRays Front Office at 361-814-7825.

About Setton Farms
Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, Inc., the second largest pistachio processor in the United States, has been growing and processing pistachios in the Central Valley of California since 1986.  Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, Inc. has ownership in over 10,000 acres of planted pistachios and currently has the capacity to process over 110 million pounds of pistachios owned by Setton and its grower partners.  Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, Inc. provides pistachios to more than 50 foreign markets, and through Setton International Foods Inc., distributes a variety of nuts and dried fruits to wholesalers and retailers throughout the United States.  Visit www.settonfarms.com to learn more.

About The American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – America’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country. You can find their local branch on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/AHACorpus.

The IceRays return to the American Bank Center on Thursday, Feb. 11 at 7:11 p.m. to begin a three-game set against the Lone Star Brahmas. Contact the IceRays Front Office at 361-814-PUCK or go to www.goicerays.com for details on season tickets along with pricing and seating. In addition, stay connected with the IceRays on Facebook (/CorpusChristiIceRays), Twitter (@goicerays), YouTube (IceRays TV), Instagram (CorpusChristiIceRays), Vine (@goicerays), and Periscope (@goicerays).