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May 21, 2007 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Manchester Wolves News Release

The Manchester Wolves arenafootball2 team may not have a home game on Brady Sullivan Field until their June 1st tilt against the Tulsa Talons but that doesn't mean fans can't see their favorite team in the community, as members of the organization (both past and present) will be active both on the field and off tonight.

Starting at 4:00 p.m. members of the Lady Wolf Pack will be participating in the "Celebrity Bartending Event" at the Wild Rover and will be joined by the Wolves football team around 7:00 p.m. till around 9:00 p.m. While on the field five former Wolves players will show off their stuff live on ESPN2 at 7:30 p.m. when the Philadelphia Soul (4-6) take on the New Orleans Voodoo (4-6) in Arena Football League action.

The "Celebrity Bartending Event" at the Wild Rover, 21 Kosiuszko Street in Manchester, N.H., is a special night that will benefit the Boys and Girls Club as 50% of the dinner receipts from 4-9:00 p.m. will go directly to the non-profit organization. Fans will get served their meals and beverages personally by their favorite Wolves members.

"We're proud to partner with the Wild Rover in this special event," said Wolves General Manager Angelo Mazzella. "It should be fun night for everyone involved and a good opportunity to raise money for a worthy cause."

The big AFL match up, which will take place in Philadelphia at the Wachovia Center, between the Soul and Voodoo will feature five former Wolves players. J.J. McKelvey (2004-2005, wide receiver), a two-year veteran who is currently third on the team in receiving yards (402) and second in receiving touchdowns (12) and rookie Brian Mance (2006, defensive back), who is second on the team in tackles ( 40.0) will represent the Soul. The duo will line up against their former Wolves' teammates: William "Roc" Haith (2005-2006, defensive back), who leads New Orleans with three interceptions and is second on the team in tackles ( 43.5), Steve Bellisari (2006, quarterback) who has thrown for 570 yards, 14 touchdowns on a 60.5% completion percentage in two games as a rookie and Wendall Williams (2006, wide receiver), who'll suit up in his first AFL game of his young career.

"As much as I'd like to have these guys on my current roster, that'd be extremely selfish, so I'm very happy for them," said Wolves Head Coach and AFL Hall-of-Famer Ben Bennett. "Having all these guys in the AFL just shows how well we train and prepare our players for the next level of play. It's great for the Wolves organization as a whole."

The Wolves (3-4) will take on their East Division rival Mahoning Valley Thunder (3-4) at 7:05 p.m. this Friday, May 25 in Youngstown, OH at the Chevrolet Centre. Manchester won the franchises only match up back on April 28, 67-49, in front of 5,748 fans on Brady Sullivan Field at the Verizon Wireless Arena. The Wolves will be looking for their first road win of the 2007 season as they are currently 0-4 while the Thunder will be looking to stop their four-game losing streak.

Don't miss another exciting year 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 online at

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