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STARS AND H-E-B PARTNER TO HELP THE CAPITAL AREA FOOD BANK WITH A SUCCESSFUL FOOD DRIVE
STARS AND H-E-B PARTNER TO HELP THE CAPITAL AREA FOOD BANK  WITH A SUCCESSFUL FOOD DRIVE
Texas Hosts Pink in the Rink on Saturday at 7:00 P.M. against Peoria

Cedar Park, TX – The Texas Stars Foundation announced on Friday a successful food drive over the last two days in a partnership with H-E-B and BOB FM to benefit the Capital Area Food Bank.

The food drive ran from Wednesday, October 19 through Thursday, October 20 at the Cedar Park Center. Over the 48-hour span, the H-E-B Food Drive brought in a total of 1,866 pounds of food or the equivalent of 1,418 meals. As part of the drive, one lucky fan was recognized for the single-largest donation. After donating a total of 128 food items, Liann B. will receive an 11-game mini-plan to see the Stars play at Cedar Park Center.

As part of the festivities on Thursday night, Capital Area Food Bank volunteers were on hand to answer questions throughout the drive. Prior to the opening face-off, Capital Area Food Bank President & Chief Executive Officer Hank Perret, as well as Laura Estes, H-E-B’s Director of Marketing for the central Texas region, participated in the ceremonial puck drop.

Fans who still wish to receive a ticket discount for a food donation may do so on H-E-B Nights at Cedar Park Center. Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday home game of the 2011-12 Texas Stars season is an H-E-B Night. In conjunction with H-E-B’s and the Stars’ community efforts, every fan who brings a non-perishable food item to the Cedar Park Center box office will receive a $5.00 discount off the regular ticket price.

Over the last three seasons, the Texas Stars and H-E-B have teamed up to run a season-long campaign. In that time, the two have partnered to collect more than 3,421 pounds of food for the Capital Area Food Bank, which provided over 2,548 meals for Central Texans in need.

The Texas Stars Foundation
The Texas Stars Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to enhancing the community through the impact of professional sports. Formed in the summer of 2010, the Texas Stars Foundation is the official charity of the Texas Stars’ management and players. By encouraging teamwork, interaction, and education, the Texas Stars Foundation strives to enrich the greater Central Texas area.

In its first year of operation the Texas Stars Foundation has supported more than 215 community programs and charitable organizations with donations in excess of $107,000. Major beneficiaries include but are not limited to; Austin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, Cedar Park Veterans Memorial, 100 Club of Central Texas, UNICEF, Human Society of Williamson County, Youth Hockey Foundation of Austin (YHFA) and the Williamson County Child Advocacy Center.

Capital Area Food Bank
The mission of the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas is to nourish hungry people and lead the community in ending hunger. In its 30th year of service, the Food Bank currently provides food and grocery products to more than 350 Partner Agencies in 21 Central Texas counties. In 2010, CAFB distributed more than 25 million pounds of food. For more information on the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas and its programs, visit www.austinfoodbank.org or call (512) 282-2111.

The Stars will host “Pink in the Rink” on Saturday, October 22nd at 7:00 PM against the Peoria Rivermen. Fans may purchase the State Farm Family Four Pack (4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, 4 sodas for $48) for Saturday night’s game. As the presenting sponsor of the event, the Cedar Park Regional Medical Center will hand out Pink in the Rink Texas Stars drawstring backpacks to the first 2,500 fans. The Texas Stars will don pink themed jerseys to promote breast cancer awareness. Throughout the game, the team will run a silent auction of the game-worn jerseys, with 50 percent of the proceeds donated to the Austin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. Also, $2.00 of every individual and group ticket sold for the game will be donated to the organization.

Individual tickets for all games are on sale now. Tickets are available online at www.TexasStarsHockey.com or by calling 512.GO.STARS (467.8277).

2011-12 season seat packages are on sale now. For more information on Texas Stars season tickets call (512) GO-STARS (467-8277) or visit www.TexasStarsHockey.com. Anyone interested in purchasing season tickets, suites, group tickets or mini-plans may call the Texas Stars front office.

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Posted on 10/21/11

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