Team honors all first responders at annual ‘Hometown Heroes’ Night Saturday
ROCHESTER - Several Rochester Americans hockey players will spend their Thursday afternoon delivering donuts and coffee to Rochester firehouses and police stations. The visits to first responder agencies is a prelude to the team’s “Hometown Heroes Night,” Saturday, Feb. 23.
That evening the first place Amerks host the Belleville Senators at 7:05 p.m. in The Blue Cross Arena in downtown Rochester. This is a third season in a row for the American Hockey League team to thank first responders by sharing the hot beverage and tasty treats.
At 2 p.m. Thursday, players will stop at the Allen Street Firehouse (272 Allen St.) before hooking up with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Jail Bureau (130 Plymouth Ave. S.) at 2:30 p.m. From there, a third group of players will visit the Clinton patrol facility of the Rochester Police Department (630 N. Clinton Ave.) in downtown Rochester at 3 p.m.
Saturday the team will honor all first responders such as police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical technicians, as well as military members and veterans. Prior to the AHL game, the Rochester Police Department and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Jail Bureau will take to the ice in an exhibition hockey game starting at 4 o'clock.
All Hometown Heroes and military personnel are offered one complimentary ticket to the Americans game against the Senators with additional tickets for family and friends available beginning at $12 each. 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 for every ticket sold through www.amerks.com/heroes to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Association of Retirees (SOAR), courtesy of game sponsor Advantage Federal Credit Union.