Amerks host Hometown Heroes night Feb. 23

Organization honors first responders, medical technicians and military members

ROCHESTER – The Rochester Americans host their annual “Hometown Heroes Night,” Saturday, Feb. 23 when the team hosts the Belleville Senators at 7:05 p.m. at The Blue Cross Arena.

“Hometown Heroes Night is a game we take great pride in hosting each year as it gives us yet another opportunity to honor all the local first responders of our community,” said Rob Minter, the Amerks vice president of business operations. “The countless sacrifices they make every day certainly don’t go unnoticed and this is our way of saying thank you for all that they do.”

“One of Advantage’s core values over the years has been to make sure we do the right thing for our members and our employees,” said Jeff Bocach, president and CEO of Advantage Federal Credit Union. “Supporting first responders, those that support us every day, is a reflection of that core value. Thank you for all you do for our community.” The credit union is sponsoring the evening’s festivities.

The Amerks will honor all first responders such as police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical technicians, as well as military members and veterans. Prior to the Amerks-Senators contest, the Rochester Police Department will face-off against members of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Jail Bureau in an exhibition hockey game starting at 4 p.m.

As part of the event, the Amerks are offering all Hometown Heroes and military personnel one complimentary ticket to their game with additional tickets for family and friends available for as low as $12. Those interested in taking advantage of the offer can do so by visiting www.amerks.com/heroes. Hometown Heroes or their families can also use that link to submit a photo to be used during an in-game tribute on the video board.

The Amerks will donate $2 of every ticket sold through www.amerks.com/heroes back to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Association of Retirees (SOAR), courtesy of Advantage Federal Credit Union.

In addition, the Amerks will sell a limited number of Hometown Heroes-themed Mystery Pucks, autographed by various Amerks players, for $10 on the upper concourse during the game. All proceeds benefit SOAR.

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