CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – The Bag Hero Program is a campaign to educate and encourage the use of reusable bags in the Coastal Bend.  We recognize exceptional community members who set a positive example by bringing reusable bags when shopping for groceries or other goods.

December’s Bag Hero is Ryan Chiasson, Defenseman for the Corpus Christi Ice Rays.  Originally from Ontario, Canada, Ryan enjoys Corpus Christi’s warm weather.  When not playing or practicing, he likes to fish and relax at our local beaches.

Each month, Bag Heroes are profiled while shopping at stores that make reusable bags available to customers, and asked why reusable bags are important. Here is what Ryan Chiasson says about reusable bags versus single-use plastic bags:  "Plastic bags end up in the landfill and oceans.  Reusable bags are clearly better for the environment."

A quick word about the store showcased this month: Target gives a 5-cent discount to their customers for every reusable bag they use and gives away free reusable bags on Earth Day.   That’s a smart and sustainable way to do business.

Previous Bag Heroes have been Corpus Christi Mayor Joe Adame in October and Tony Amos in November.

Partners in the Bag Hero Program include: Coastal Bend Surfrider Foundation, Skip the Plastic and the Coastal Bend Green Team.

For more information visit or call 361-765-4445.

The IceRays are on the road this weekend as they take on the Amarillo Bulls on Saturday night at 7:00PM, and Sunday afternoon at 4:00PM.  Coverage begins at 15min prior to the puck-drop with the IceRays Pregame Show on 91.1FM KSGR,,, or 

Stay current with the latest team news by visiting  In addition stay connected with the IceRays on Facebook (/corpuschristiicerays), Twitter (@goicerays), and the team’s Youtube channel ICERAYS TV (@goicerays)