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Wolf Pack Raises $41,500 At Tip-A-Player Dinner

February 5, 2010 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Connecticut Whale News Release

HARTFORD, February 5, 2010: Northland AEG announced today that the Hartford Wolf Pack Community Foundation's annual "Tip-a-Player" Dinner and Sports Carnival generated net proceeds of $41,500.

The Tip-a-Player event was held January 31 at the XL Center, and the beneficiary was the Sports Association at Gaylord Hospital. Every dollar raised goes directly to benefit the patients at Gaylord and persons with physical disabilities, through specialized programs and adaptive sports.

Nearly 400 people attended the event, which featured food from 17 Hartford-area restaurants.

This year's edition was the seventh annual Tip-a-Player, and over its history, the benefit has raised over $325,000 for Gaylord.

Tip-a-Player features the Wolf Pack players acting as waiters, helping to serve dinner to guests while performing various stunts and dares in exchange for "tips".

Gaylord Specialty Healthcare is a long-term acute care hospital that specializes in the care and treatment of medically complex patients, rehabilitation and sleep medicine. Long-term acute care (LTAC) is a recognized designation by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for acute care hospitals whose average length of stay is at least 25 days. LTAC hospitals provide specialized care services to manage medical conditions, so that patients with catastrophic or acute illnesses and injuries can work toward recovery.

The Wolf Pack return to action tonight, visiting the Norfolk Admirals for a 7:15 PM game (WTIC HD-2,, ). The Wolf Pack's next home game is Saturday, February 13, a GEICO Connecticut Cup matchup vs. the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (7:00).

Single-game tickets for 2009-10 Hartford Wolf Pack regular season home games are on sale now at the XL Center box office, through Ticketmaster Charge-by-Phone at 1-800-745-3000 and on-line at

For information on all the Wolf Pack's many ticketing options, including terrific discounts for groups of 15 or more, visit, or call the Wolf Pack ticket office at (860) 548-2000 to talk with an account executive today.

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