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WWE superstar Mick Foley coming to Topeka

November 30, 2004 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Topeka Tarantulas News Release

[TOPEKA, KS.] - On Friday, December 3rd, the Tarantulas play host to the Tulsa Oilers at 7:35 pm. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Special highlights for the night include the appearance of WWE superstar Mick Foley. During the night, Foley will be signing autographs, announcing the Tarantulas starting line-up, will drop the ceremonial first puck, and will participate in the intermission games.

Prior to the game, Foley will be signing autographs on the concourse level beginning at 6:00 pm. He will also sign autographs following the game in the concourse level. Mick Foley’s famous Mr. Socko, 8x10 photos, and Polaroid photos will be available for purchase.

Merchandise prices are as follows:

· Mick Foley’s famous Mr. Socko - $5 (includes autograph certificate)

· 8x10 Mankind photos - $8 (includes autograph certificate)

· Polaroid photos - $5 (includes autograph certificate)

Autograph prices are as follow:

· Any other pieces of merchandise - $5

Part of the proceeds for Mick Foley autographs will be donated to various Topeka Tarantulas charities.

Mick Foley’s name is legend in the sports-entertainment industry. In 1996, he finally made it. Mick Foley was now with World Wrestling Entertainment. His performances in various matches are remembered by all who saw them either live or on television. Who can forget the unbelievable sight of Foley being thrown off the top of a cell and crash through an announcing table in a Hell in the Cell Match at the 1998 King of the Ring pay-per-view event. Later on, he formed The Rock N Sock Connection, one of the most popular tag teams in WWE history with The Rock. They went on to win the World Tag Team Championship three times. Individually, he captured the WWE Championship three times, once in ’98, and twice in ’99. His stamina to perform day after day garnered the attention and loyalty of millions of fans worldwide. In addition, Foley has become a successful author. His 1999 autobiography, Have A Nice Day -written in longhand on 760 pages of notebook paper during a European tour - reached No. 1 on the New York Times Bestseller List. In 2000 and 2001, Foley wrote two children’s holiday books, titled Christmas Chaos and Halloween Hijinx. Mick wrote a follow-up to Have a Nice Day, entitled Foley is Good. Later, Foley wrote the book called Tietam Brown, a coming of age-type story. Foley's newest offering is the children's book, "Tales from Wrescal Lane." His heart is just as big outside the ring, as Mick Foley has participated in numerous Make-A-Wish Foundation events as well as surprise visits to children under strict medical care in hospitals. Foley has also visited schools and libraries, talking to students about the necessity of education and the importance of reading in and out of the classroom. Foley has also traveled to various military bases and military hospitals to visit U.S. troops, boosting morale and get-well wishes to soldiers. Courtesy: WWE.com

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