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January 2, 2012 - Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL) - Anaheim Bolts News Release

Hello 2012! We here at the Bolts hope you had a wonderful holiday season and wish all our friends a new year full of peace, health and happiness! Even during the holidays, the Bolts players and staff have been keeping busy. Here is what's in the works for this upcoming week:

After three games on the road, the Bolts (3-3 in the PASL) are finally back at the Anaheim Convention Center Arena with a showdown against Tijuana on Friday, at 8:00 P.M. The Bolts will be hosting "Latino Night" and tickets start at just 5 dollars! Some of the features of the Bolts first ever "Latino Night" will include Mariachi music, Mexican food, piñatas, an interactive fan zone and much more. It is also a chance for the Bolts to recognize and celebrate the accomplishment of its Latino players such as Miguel Sanchez, Hugo Casillas, Jesus Molina, and Rafael Gaytan. All of whom have played professionally in Mexico's top outdoor divisions. In addition, Carlos Borja trained as an apprentice at Cruz Azul and has featured for Chivas USA while Patric "Little Messi" Ruiz hails from Guatemala.

On Saturday, the Bolts will head down to San Diego to renew it's I-5 rivalry with the league leading San Diego Sockers on Saturday, January 7th. Fans are invited to travel on the bus with the team! For Just 20 dollars, fans will ride the bus with the team to and from San Diego starting at Arena Soccer Park of Orange at 3:30 P.M. sharp (2190 N. Canal Street, Orange Ca. 92865) and receive a ticket to sit in the Anaheim Bolts' own cheering section at the Del Mar Arena. Tickets can be purchased by calling the office at (714) 321-9898 or online BY 5:00 P.M. on Friday at

At 3-3 the Bolts are on the outside of the playoffs looking in, but head coach Bernie Lilavois still believes so strongly that his side will charge up the table and make the playoffs that his guarantee still stands. If the Bolts do not make the playoffs this season, than ANYONE who has brought OR WHO BUYS season tickets for the rest of this campaign will have their 2012-2013 season tickets paid for by the club.

For a look back at the Bolts first half of their inaugural season, check out the 2011 Year in Review at

NEW PLAYER BLOGS are also up on the team's website and can be found at

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