Amerks to Host "Donate Life Night" on Friday, April 10
(Rochester, NY)... The Rochester Americans announced today that the team will host Donate Life Night on Friday, April 10 when the Amerks host the Toronto Marlies at 7:05 p.m. at The Blue Cross Arena. For the third year in a row, the Amerks are partnering with the Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network (FLDRN) and the Amerks Alumni Association to raise awareness for organ donation.
April is Donate Life Month, and the Amerks game will provide an opportunity for FLDRN staff and former Amerks players to encourage people to enroll in the New York State Donate Life Registry at www.passlifeon.org to become an organ donor and help save lives. Registered organ donors can purchase tickets to that night's game for just $10 when they "show their heart" on their drivers license at the Box Office. Any fan that signs up to be a donor at the game can receive two complimentary tickets to the Apr. 17 Amerks game as well as a special Donate Life clapper.
Donate Life Night is a night to celebrate life and help others do the same by joining the organ donor registry. Fans can upload a photo showing their "I love life" moment at www.amerks.com/livinglife and it will be part of a slideshow shown on the video board during the game.
Several members of the Amerks Alumni Association will be on-hand throughout the evening to speak with fans about the importance of organ donation and encourage fans to sign the New York State Donate Life Registry.
Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network coordinates organ donation in 20 counties with a population of 2.4 million and serves two transplant centers and 37 hospitals in the Finger Lakes Region, Central and Northern New York. Locally, more than 700 patients are currently waiting for a kidney, heart, liver or pancreas transplant. Hundreds of others will be helped this year by tissue transplants such as cornea, bone, tendon, ligaments and heart valves.
For more information or to purchase tickets to an Amerks game, visit www.amerks.com or call 1-855-GO-AMERKS.
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