CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – The Corpus Christi IceRays are proud to announce their partnership for the 2014-15 season with Flint Hills Resources and United Services Organizations South Texas. Throughout the 2014-15 IceRays hockey season, Flint Hills will be dedicating a section of the lower bowl for all home games at the American Bank Center to members of the United States Military. During every game, members of the military will be recognized by the IceRays.
“The IceRays have always been great about partnering with us,” said Nancy Allen, President and CEO of USO South Texas. “Our military just loves coming to all of the events, and they love the family aspect of it and being together for a fun time. Being a partner with our local sporting events is very important to our military. We are so happy to be partnered with the IceRays. Flint Hills is a fabulous partner to have, and we appreciate their dedication to our military.”
“Our local service men and women work tirelessly to protect our country and our freedoms,” said Darcy Schroeder, Flint Hills Resources spokesperson. “Flint Hills Resources is proud to partner with the Corpus Christi IceRays this year. It’s one way we hope to show our appreciation for our local troops.”
In addition, the IceRays will be hosting their annual Military Appreciation Night on Saturday, February 7, 2015 when they host the Lone Star Brahmas. IceRays players will wear special uniforms to honor the military, and the organization will have a variety of entertainment for both fans and military members.
“What a great gesture from our friends at Flint Hills,” said IceRays General Manager Pat Dunn. “This is wonderful news for all Military personnel, friends and families. We look forward to providing some quality entertainment. Thank you Flint Hills for your generosity and your involvement in the community. We are looking forward to the new season.”
A full press conference will take place formally announcing the partnership on Wednesday, October 8 at 2:30 p.m. at the American Bank Center.
Flint Hills Resources
Flint Hills Resources is an independent refining, chemicals and grain processing company. It strives to create value for its customers and society – through the way its facilities operate, its efficient use of resources, the products it produces and markets, and its involvement in its communities. Flint Hills Resources’ refineries produce fuels that power much of Texas and the Midwest. Flint Hills Resources’ Texas refineries receive crude oil and other raw materials via the Corpus Christi Ship Channel and pipelines. For more information, visit www.fhr.com or www.fhr.com/refining/texas.
USO South Texas
USO South Texas is the second-oldest member of the United Services Organizations, founded on April 4, 1941. USO South Texas is a nonprofit, congressionally chartered, private organization that relies on the generosity of individuals, organizations and corporations to support its activities. The USO provides entertainment and services for transitioning, deployed, wounded, ill, and injured soldiers as well as military families and families of fallen soldiers. For more information on the USO, visit www.uso.org, or for more information on USO South Texas, visit www.usosouthtexas.org.
The IceRays continue their home stand this weekend when they host the Wenatchee Wild on Friday and Saturday at 7:05 p.m. Call the front office at 361-814-7825 for season and individual ticket details or check out the pricing and seating chart online at www.goicerays.com. Stay current with the latest team news by visiting www.goicerays.com. In addition, stay connected with the IceRays on Facebook (/CorpusChristiIceRays), Twitter (@goicerays), and YouTube (IceRays TV).