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Air Force Recruiting Service To Present The Wolves With The 2007 American Spirit Award

July 19, 2007 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Manchester Wolves News Release

The Manchester Wolves are pleased to announce that Brigadier General Suzanne M. Vautrinot, from the Air Force Recruiting Service, will be on hand for July 28th's battle against the Florida Firecats to present the Wolves with the command's prestigious American Spirit Award.

The American Spirit Award is Air Force Recruiting Service's highest form of recognition. Started in 1980, it recognizes civilian organizations that have consistently displayed outstanding support of Air Force recruiting efforts as well as exhibition of patriotism and service to the country. Past award recipients include Bob Hope, Rudolph Giuliani, Dolly Parton, Ted Turner and the Dallas Cowboys football team. The Wolves won the award along with the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League.

"Both the Colts and the Wolves organizations have shown incredible continued support to the Air Force and to our recruiting efforts," said Brigade General Suzanne Vautrinot, AFRS commander. "They are to be applauded for their sustained excellence both on the field and in their communities."

Manchester, which competes in the af2, engineered a multi-faceted Air Force marketing campaign using print, radio, audiovisual and promotional products. Allowing nearly unlimited access to Air Force recruiters at all home games, the Wolves incorporated the Air Force into all of its programs, including its "Stay in School" community project and Delayed Entry Program ceremonies.

The Air Force and Vautrinot will present the Wolves with the prestigious award before the kickoff of their July 28 game, entitled "Fan Appreciation Night", against the Firecats on Brady Sullivan Field at the Verizon Wireless Arena at 7:05 p.m. Josh Logan will also be on hand to entertain the crowd as he'll perform some of his newest songs during halftime.

The Wolves (8-6) will be holding a special auction starting on Saturday July 21 at 7:00 p.m. and ending July 28 at 10 p.m . to benefit the Elliot Hospital's Pediatrics Unit in Manchester. Fans will be able to win great prizes all night on the 28th which will include the 20 special Pediatrics jerseys that the Wolves will be wearing in that night's game! All fans have to do is send the text "Wolves", starting this Saturday, to the number "41414", then you just have to follow the onscreen instructions to play. Participants will get charged .99 cents per text with a portion of each text being donated to the Pediatrics Unit. Fans can also buy a jersey directly by placing a $500.00 bid, which will go directly to the Pediatrics Unit.

Don't miss another exciting season of Manchester Wolves football in 2007. Ticket packages for the Wolves are still available in all levels and don't forget to go online and check out the new merchandise line. For information on season tickets, or merchandise, fans can contact the Wolves at 603.627.WOLF (9653) or visit them on the web at

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