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Texas Stars Foundation To Donate $10,000 For Wildfire Relief
Texas Stars Foundation To Donate $10,000 For Wildfire Relief
Hockey Team to Aid Community with Food Drive in October

Cedar Park, TX – The Texas Stars Foundation, the official charity of the Texas Stars Hockey Club, announced on Friday it will donate $10,000 to the Austin Disaster Relief Network in support of their community efforts in response to the devastating central Texas wildfires.

foundationfirecaption2.jpg“The Texas Stars Foundation, as well as the Texas Stars players, coaches and staff are proud to assist our community in this time of need,” said Texas Stars President Rick McLaughlin. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who have been affected by the central Texas wildfires and we will do our part to help the relief and rebuilding process.”

Through emergency disaster relief efforts and long-term recovery assistance, the Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) is currently assisting victims in Cedar Park, Leander, Bastrop, Austin, and the surrounding areas. From providing critical needs (housing, toiletries, food, clothing) to ensuring continuing aid with relocation and home reconstruction, ADRN is working with families on a case by case basis to move victims beyond the disaster. Fire Victims are encouraged to reach out to ADRN via their Victim Assistance Hotline at (512) 331-2600. Interested parties can learn more about donation and volunteer opportunities by contacting (512) 331-2200.

In addition to this donation, the Texas Stars announced that the Food Drive game presented by H-E-B on Thursday, October 20th will benefit the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas. During the wildfire emergency the Capital Area Food Bank has provided mobile pantries to service the needs of area victims.

On November 19th, the Texas Stars will host their annual “Battle of the Badges” event, an evening designed to recognize the extraordinary efforts of our community’s first responders. The event will feature displays and information from emergency services groups, an on-ice competition, and more.

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.

For those interested in receiving donations or working with the Texas Stars Foundation, please contact Amber Cooney at (512) 600-5186 or via email at foundation@texasstarshockey.com.

Austin Disaster Relief Network
The Austin Disaster Relief Network maintains a vision to establish a network within Greater Austin that will meet the emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of those affected by disaster. They accomplish this vision by building a communication infrastructure within churches, ministries, and businesses, to enable and empower volunteers to mobilize, connect, prepare, train, and respond quickly in the event of a disaster, great or small.

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.

Texas will play three preseason games starting on Friday, September 30th, at 7:30 p.m. with the San Antonio Rampage visiting the Cedar Park Center. The team will then visit the Rampage on Saturday, October 1st at 3:00 PM in San Antonio. The game will be played at the Ice Center at Northwoods in San Antonio. Texas will round out its preseason schedule by hosting the Houston Aeros at 5:00 p.m. at Cedar Park Center on Sunday, October 2nd. Tickets to both preseason games at the Cedar Park Center are now on sale. The Texas Stars will host Opening Night at Cedar Park Center on Sunday, October 9th. Tickets for Opening Night as well as all 38 home games will go on sale at a future date.

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 09/09/11

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