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July 12, 2007 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Manchester Wolves News Release

MANCHESTER WOLVES VS. WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON PIONEERS July 13, at 7:05 pm

BRADY SULLIVAN FIELD AT THE

VERIZON WIRELESS ARENA, MANCHESTER, NH

WOLVES (7-6) VS. PIONEERS (13-0)

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WOLVES BANKING ON LUCKY 13

- Friday The 13th, 13-Game Win Streak; Doesn't Scare Wolves

Hockey masks, machetes and 13-game win streaks aside, the Manchester Wolves, New Hampshire's professional arenafootball2 team, aren't afraid of their Friday the 13th showdown at 7:05 p.m. versus the undefeated Wilkes-Barre Scranton Pioneers on Brady Sullivan Field at the Verizon Wireless Arena.

"Just like in the movie Friday the 13th, there will be blood and bodies everywhere, I just hope most of them aren't ours."" joked Wolves Head Coach Ben Bennett. "This game will be a great chance for us to see where we stand against the af2's elite team."

The Wolves (7-6), who enter the contest on a two-game win streak, will be looking to do some scaring of their own this Friday when they take on their 13-0 East Division rivals from Pennsylvania for the 18th all-time battle between the two clubs. The Pioneers hold the all-time lead, 9-8, and have beaten the Wolves twice this season back on May 4 (59-42) and March 31 (50-36), both contests took place in Wilkes-Barre. Manchester has won five of their six home games on Brady Sullivan Field at the Verizon Wireless Arena this season.

Lucky 13's will be the theme of the night for the Wolves as they will offer a special $13.00 ticket price for anywhere in the lowerbowl (except the Club seats) for anyone above the age of 13, while everyone 12 and under will get in FREE! Also, the Wolves are throwing in another special twist; if Manchester wins by exactly 13 points on Friday EVERY fan in attendance will receive a free ticket to the Wolves last regular season game on July 28 against the Florida Firecats.

The first 3,000 fans that come through the doors on Friday will receive a FREE Blitz bobble head thanks to the Catholic Medical Center. Fans will also be treated to special "Pros vs. Joes" contests that will feature San Antonio Spurs forward and Concord, N.H. native Matt Bonner, professional wrestler "The Lobsterman" and a member of the Manchester Wolves Lady Wolf Pack dance team.

Fans that would like to take advantage of the special $13.00 ticket price have to call the Wolves office at 603.627.9653 anytime before noon on Friday, July 13. Fans looking to take advantage of the 12 and under FREE ticket can go directly to the Verizon Wireless Box Office. Come pack the Verizon and cheer the Wolves into the playoffs this Friday!

Don't miss another exciting season of Manchester Wolves football in 2007! For information on season tickets, or merchandise, fans can contact the Wolves at 603.627.WOLF (9653) or visit them on the web at www.manchesterwolves.com.

MATT BONNER TO MAKE APPERANCE AT THIS FRIDAY'S WOLVES GAME

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Concord Native Returns To Manchester After Championship

The Manchester Wolves, New Hampshire's professional arenafootball2 team, are proud to announce that San Antonio Spurs forward and Concord, N.H. native Matt Bonner will be on hand for this Friday's clash between the Wolves and Wilkes-Barre Scranton Pioneers on Brady Sullivan Field at the Verizon Wireless Arena.

Bonner (6'10,240) is fresh off his third NBA season which concluded with a 2007 Championship with his Spurs. The Concord native, who has career averages of 6.7 ppg and 3.4 rpg, will be involved in the Wolves opening coin toss as well as competing against Nancy Clark from the Glen Group in a "Pros vs. Joes" shooting competition during the first quarter.

"I'm a little nervous to compete as I haven't touched a ball in over a month," said Bonner about the shooting competition this Friday. "But anytime I can come out in the community to show my support for a local professional sports team in the state of New Hampshire it's a no brainer. Plus, I'm a big Arena Football fan."

The Wolves (7-6) 7:05 p.m. contest against the Pioneers (13-0) will be the 18th all-time match up between the clubs. The Pioneers hold the all-time lead, 9-8, and have beaten the Wolves twice this season back on May 4 (59-42) and March 31 (50-36), both contests took place in Wilkes-Barre. Manchester has won five of their six home games on Brady Sullivan Field at the Verizon Wireless Arena this season.

The first 3,000 fans that come through the doors on Friday will receive a FREE Blitz bobble head thanks to the Catholic Medical Center. Fans will also be treated to special "Pros vs. Joes" contests that will feature Bonner, professional wrestler "The Lobsterman" and a member of the Manchester Wolves Lady Wolf Pack dance team.

The Wolves game is just one of many stops on Bonner's busy weekend calendar as he is hosting, alongside with his brother Luke, a charity rock show in his hometown of Concord entitled "Speakers and Sneakers" to benefit the Concord Boys and Girls Club. For more information on the event, taking place this Saturday, fans can visit www.sneakersandspeakers.com or www.ccanh.com.

Fans that buy tickets from the Wolves office (603.627.9653) from now till 1p.m. on June 13 will be included in an exclusive autograph session with Bonner before Friday's tilt with the Pioneers. So, call today to be a part of the action!

WOLVES GO LONG

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Assigned Former WR From 2003-2004 Seasons

The Manchester Wolves, New Hampshire's professional arenafootball2 team, are bringing back a familiar face to bolster their receiving core as they were assigned four-year veteran WR Mel Long yesterday.

Long (6'2, 192), comes back to the Wolves after playing three seasons away from Manchester with stints in Bakersfield (2005) and Rio Grande (2006, 2007) where he amassed a total of 1,537 receiving yards for 28 touchdowns on just 133 receptions. The Toledo, OH native started his af2 career with the Wolves in Mohegan (2003) and then played one season in Manchester (2004) where he collected a total of 1,558 receiving yards, 34 touchdowns and 105 receptions. Long earned ALL-af2 Second Team honors in the American Conference at the Offensive Specialist position in 2003 with the Wolves.

At the University of Toledo, Long finished his career as the school's all-time leader in receptions (175), yards receiving (2,188) and touchdown receptions (21) while also collecting at least one pass in every game played (46 straight games).

"When you have a chance to add a player with Mel's experience and talent, it can only help your club," said Wolves Head Coach Ben Bennett. "He should help us pretty quickly, too."

The Wolves (7-6) will face the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Pioneers (13-0) this Friday for the 18th all-time match up between the clubs. The Pioneers hold the all-time lead, 9-8, and have beaten the Wolves twice this season back on May 4 (59-42) and March 31 (50-36), both contests took place in Wilkes-Barre. Manchester has won five of their six home games on Brady Sullivan Field at the Verizon Wireless Arena this season.

CRAWL WITH THE WOLVES - Sponsored by Budweiser

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The Manchester Wolves will be hosting their first-ever "Crawl With The Wolves" sponsored by Budweiser on Wednesday July 25th at 5:30 p.m. The Crawl will start at "The Wild Rover" at 5:30 and then change locations every hour with "JW Hills", "Murphy's Taproom" and finally "Johnny Bads" all on tap for a great evening!

Budweiser and Bud light will be the specials of the night and will cost no more then $2.50 at each location and as low as $1.50. Free appetizers will be served as well!

The Budweiser promo team will also be on hand to provide entertainment and pass out free giveaways throughout the Crawl.

For just $30.00, $25.00 if you're a Wolves season ticket holder, you can join in on what should be a night of fun leading up to the Wolves last regular season home game of the 2007 year on July 28th.

A portion of the registration fee will go to the NH Food Bank.

The price includes:

- A FREE limited edition "Crawl With The Wolves" t-shirt!

- One FREE drink per location

- FREE appetizers

- TWO FREE ticket to the Wolves vs. Florida Firecats game on July 28th

- FREE Budweiser giveaways all night!

To register call the Manchester Wolves office today at 603.627.9653, you must be 21 years of age and please drink responsibly.

SHOW US YOUR GRILL!

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Wolves fans show us your grill!

During the in game promo, the cameras will scan the crowd looking for the fan with the best "grill".

If you see your face on the jumbo tron, go to the fan center and give them your information and you will be entered to win a FREE grill from Energy North Propane at the end of the year.

CHALIGRAMS FROM CHALIFOURS

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Wolves fans can get a bouqet of flowers delivered to their sweetie at the Wolves games this season for whatever special occasion (birthdays, anniversaries, just thinking of you, etc...).

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs. Also don't miss out on Chalifours June and July Rose promotion, where any Wolves season ticket holder can get a dozen vased or gift wrapped roses for ½ price - Regular $65 - June/July 2007 price is $32.50.

Call Chalifours today to reserve your bouquet at 603.623.8844 (please remember to have the seat location that the flowers are being sent to available when ordering).

CHILL DAY SPA

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Chill Day Spa, a proud sponsor of the Manchester Wolves, has just recently launched their new website www.chilldayspa.net.

So, now you can even CHILL online, check it out today and don't forget to book your next party or beauty bash at Chill Day Spa!

YOUTH FOOTBALL CAMP

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Manchester Wolves head coach, Ben Bennett and his team will partner up with Jim Schubert and other coaches, to hold a football camp at NH Sportsplex on:

July 23rd-27th 9:00am-3:00pm

Cost per camp is $230.00, please make checks payable to NH Sportsplex.

Players will be divided by position and will be learning the following:

Quaterback: ball handling, passing

Running Back: stance, blocking, recieving, ball carrying

Offensive Line: stance, start, base block, pass block

Recievers: releases, patterns, recieving drills

Defensive Backs: stance, tackling, ball drills

Line Backers & Defensive Ends: stance, keys, pursuit angles, pass rush techniques

Defensive Line: stance, reads, reactions, pass rush

Special teams: kicking, long snaps, kick off returns, punt blocking

Morning Session: Defense; tackling stations, conditioning, position breakdown

Afternoon Session: Offense; team agilities, position breakdown

For more information please contact Gary Karibian at 603-641-1313 ext 302 or Gary@nhsportsplex.com

STAYING OVERNIGHT AFTER THE GAME? STAY AT THE HILTON GARDEN INN!

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The Hilton Garden Inn of Manchester has provided a preferred guest rate to all Manchester Wolves fans for the 2007 season! As a preferred guest at the Hilton Garden Inn guests will enjoy the following services and amenities:

- A preferred rate of $109.00 plus tax per night

- 24 hour fitness center

- 24 hour complimentary access to the Business Center

- Large Flat Screen TV's in every room

- Microwave and Refrigerators in every room

- In room Coffee Maker and Tea Station

Best of all, the Hilton Garden Inn is just a two minute walk from downtown Manchester and the Verizon Wireless Arena!! All you have to do to take advantage of this offer is call the Hilton with the Wolves preferred ID Number of: 2662829.

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