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Grand Rapids Griffins announce 2017-18 season promotional schedule

From the Grand Rapids Griffins:

GRIFFINS ANNOUNCE 2017-18 PROMOTIONAL SCHEDULE

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Grand Rapids Griffins on Wednesday released their 2017-18 promotional schedule, which features a number of giveaways commemorating the team’s 2017 Calder Cup championship in addition to the return of many popular season-long promotions.

The Griffins will raise their 2017 Calder Cup banner and begin the defense of their title on Friday, Oct. 6 at Van Andel Arena against Manitoba when the puck drops on the season with Opening Night presented by Huntington Bank. Promotions for the season opener include a magnet schedule giveaway, post-game open skate and $2 beers/hot dogs.

Grand Rapids’ other giveaways include a magnet schedule (Oct. 6), 2018 calendar (Oct. 7), oven mitt (Oct. 21), Calder Cup replica banner (Nov. 5), canvas team photo (Dec. 16), scarf (Jan. 13), mini Calder Cup (Jan. 20), Calder Cup replica ring (Jan. 27), Evgeny Svechnikov bobblehead (Feb. 10), Joe Hicketts blockhead (Feb. 24) and Brian Lashoff bobblehead (March 17).

Key promotional dates include Local First Night (Nov. 3), the 17th Annual Matinee Game (Nov. 8), Teddy Bear Toss (Nov. 24), Red Kettle Game (Dec. 1), Salute to Heroes Night (Dec. 8), Arcade Night (Dec. 16), the 21st Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration (Dec. 31), ‘80s Fauxback Night (Jan. 12), Superhero Night (Jan. 13), Social Media Night (Jan. 20), the Great Skate Winterfest (Jan. 20-21), Toy Night (Feb. 24), Bring Your Dog Game (Feb. 25), the seventh annual Purple Community Game (March 2), Star Wars Night (March 3) and ‘90s Night (March 30).

The popular Friday night beer and hot dog promotion returns in conjunction with College Night presented by Michigan First Credit Union for all 14 Friday home games this season, featuring $2 hot dogs and $2 domestic drafts from 6-8 p.m., while supplies last. Free Ride Friday allows fans to enjoy complimentary fare on the Rapid by showing their ticket to that night’s game. Visit ridetherapid.org for schedule information, routes and maps.

Several other recurring promotions will be featured throughout the Griffins’ schedule, including 10 Winning Wednesdays, five post-game open skates, five Huntington Bank post-game autograph sessions with select Griffins players and six post-game jersey auctions, including state of Michigan-themed jerseys (Nov. 3), Red Kettle jerseys (Dec. 1), a fan-designed fauxback jersey (Jan. 12), championship celebration jerseys (Feb. 10), Van Andel Institute purple jerseys (March 2) and the team’s Friday night jerseys (April 14).

All promotions and dates are subject to change. For more information, visit http://griffinshockey.com or call (800) 2-HOCKEY.

Single-game tickets for all 38 regular season home games at Van Andel Arena will go on sale to the general public on Friday, Sept. 8.

2017-18 PROMOTIONAL SCHEDULE

Oct. 6: Opening Night presented by Huntington Bank
•    2017 Calder Cup banner raising
•    Magnet schedule giveaway
•    $2 beers and $2 hot dogs

Oct. 7: Calendar Giveaway presented by Fox Motors
•    Post-game open skate
•    Friends & Family 4-Pack

Oct. 21: Oven Mitt Giveaway presented by Centennial Securities
•    Huntington Bank post-game autograph session
•    Friends & Family 4-Pack game

Nov. 3: Local First Night presented by Michigan First Credit Union
•    State of Michigan-themed jersey auction post-game
•    $2 beers and $2 hot dogs

Nov. 5: Calder Cup Replica Banner Giveaway presented by DTE Energy
•    Post-game open skate
•    Pepsi Reading Goals Redemption Date

Nov. 8: 17th Annual Matinee Game presented by Rebounderz Extreme Fun Center
•    11 a.m. start
•    Interactive and educational displays featured on the concourse for elementary through high school students

Nov. 24: Teddy Bear Toss presented by J&H Family Stores
•    $2 beers and $2 hot dogs
•    Pepsi Reading Goals Redemption Date

Dec. 1: Red Kettle Game presented by Salvation Army
•    Red Kettle jersey auction post-game
•    $2 beers and $2 hot dogs

Dec. 8: Salute to Heroes Night presented by JR Automation
•    $2 beers and $2 hot dogs

Dec. 13: Presented by Precision Heating and Cooling
•    Winning Wednesday
•    Pepsi Reading Goals Redemption Date

Dec. 15: Presented by MedExpress Urgent Care
•    $2 beers and $2 hot dogs

Dec. 16: Arcade Night and Canvas Photo Giveaway
•    Huntington Bank post-game autograph session
•    Friends & Family 4-Pack game

Dec. 31: 21st Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration presented by Farm Bureau Insurance
•    6 p.m. start
•    Post-game indoor fireworks show
•    Post-game open skate

Jan. 5: Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
•    $2 beers and $2 hot dogs

Jan. 12: ‘80s Fauxback Night
•    Fan-designed jersey auction post-game
•    $2 beers and $2 hot dogs

Jan. 13: Superhero Night/Scarf and Comic Book Giveaways presented by Eikenhout
•    Huntington Bank post-game autograph session
•    Friends & Family 4-Pack game

Jan. 20: Social Media Night/Mini Calder Cup Giveaway presented by Comerica Bank
•    Great Skate Winterfest at Rosa Parks Circle (runs through Jan. 21)
•    Friends & Family 4-Pack game

Jan. 27: Calder Cup Championship Replica Ring Giveaway presented by Adventure Credit Union
•    Huntington Bank post-game autograph session
•    Friends & Family 4-Pack game

Feb. 9: Presented by Spectrum Health Heart and Vascular Care
•    $2 beers and $2 hot dogs

Feb. 10: Evgeny Svechnikov Bobblehead presented by Lake Michigan Credit Union
•    Championship celebration jersey auction post-game
•    Friends & Family 4-Pack game

Feb. 24: Toy Night and Joe Hicketts Blockhead Giveaway
•    Post-game open skate
•    Friends & Family 4-Pack game

Feb. 25: Bring Your Dog Game
•    Pepsi Reading Goals Redemption Date

March 2: Seventh Annual Purple Community Game presented by Van Andel Institute
•    Van Andel Institute purple jersey auction post-game
•    $2 beers and $2 hot dogs

March 3: Star Wars Night presented by DTE Energy
•    Huntington Bank post-game autograph session
•    Friends & Family 4-Pack game

March 17: Brian Lashoff Bobblehead presented by Michigan Office Solutions
•    Post-game open skate
•    Friends & Family 4-Pack game

March 28: Presented by Brain Injury Association of Michigan
•    Winning Wednesday
•    Pepsi Reading Goals Redemption Date

March 30: ‘90s Night presented by Spectrum Health Stroke Awareness
•    $2 beers and $2 hot dogs

April 14: Season Finale presented by Huntington Bank
•    Friday night jersey auction post-game
•    Friends & Family 4-Pack game


SEASON-LONG PROMOTIONS

$2 Beers and $2 Hot Dogs: Every Friday, enjoy $2 domestic drafts and $2 hot dogs from 6-8 p.m., while supplies last.

Get in the D-ZONE: Every Friday night is a Griffins D-Zone night. Avoid the concession lines and get your $2 beers and $2 hot dogs served to you in your seats. Call (616) 774-4585 ext. 2 or visit http://griffinshockey.com/dzone today to purchase a package of four or more D-Zone tickets for any Friday night game.

Military Nights: Every home game, current members of our military can purchase up to four Upper Level Faceoff tickets for $14 each, four Upper Level Center Ice tickets for $17 each or four Lower Level Faceoff tickets for $20 each with a valid military ID. The offer also extends to veterans who present a VA ID or discharge papers.

College Nights: Presented by Michigan First Credit Union, college students can show their ID at every Friday game to purchase an Upper Level Faceoff ticket for $13 (or $12 in advance at The Zone) or an Upper Level Center Ice ticket for $16 (or $15 in advance at The Zone). Limit one ticket per ID.

Free Ride Friday on The Rapid: Ride the Rapid to and from any Friday game and enjoy a complimentary fare by showing your ticket to that night’s game. Visit http://ridetherapid.org for schedule information, routes and maps.

Winning Wednesdays: Presented by Farm Bureau Insurance, every time the Griffins win at home on Wednesday, each fan in attendance will receive a free ticket to the next Wednesday game. To redeem a Winning Wednesday ticket, please visit the box office following the Winning Wednesday game, The Zone during normal business hours, or the Van Andel Arena box office prior to the next Wednesday game beginning at 5:30 p.m. Fans who exchange their Winning Wednesday ticket at The Zone on a non-game day will receive 20% off the purchase of one item (excluding jerseys). One discount per person present.

Post-Game Parties at Peppino’s: After every Wednesday game, join Griffins players and staff for the official post-game party at Peppino’s Sports Grille downtown.

Library Nights: For all Wednesday and Sunday games (excluding New Year’s Eve), fans can present their Grand Rapids Public Library card or Kent District Library card at the Van Andel Arena box office on the night of the game or at The Zone anytime during the store’s regular business hours to purchase either an Upper Level Faceoff ticket for $14 (regularly $16 advance and $19 day of game), an Upper Level Center Ice ticket for $17 (regularly $19 advance and $22 day of game) or a Lower Level Faceoff ticket for $20 (regularly $22 advance and $25 day of game). Limit four tickets per card per person, subject to availability.

Friends & Family 4-Packs: Available for all Saturday games, each pack incudes four tickets and $12 in concession cash for a great low price. Visit http://griffinshockey.com/f4p or call (616) 774-4585 ext. 2. Continuing this season, fans may use their concession cash to purchase healthy choice menu options at the stand located outside of section 125, including low-fat yogurt, apples, oranges, granola bars and smoothies.

Pepsi Reading Goals: Children with Griff’s Reading Goals bookmarks who have completed the required three hours of reading can redeem their bookmark for two free Upper Level tickets to any of the following games: Bookmark #1 – Nov. 5, 24 and 29; Dec. 13; Bookmark #2 – Feb. 7 and 25; March 14 and 28.

Post-Game Open Skates: Oct. 7, Nov. 5, Dec. 31, Feb. 24, March 17

Huntington Bank Post-Game Autograph Sessions: Oct. 21, Dec. 16, Jan. 13, Jan. 27, March 3

MOS Corner Office: Presented by Michigan Office Solutions, this section, located on the terrace level above section 118, provides the best seats in the house for groups of up to 30 people, with La-Z-Boy chairs and an array of unprecedented amenities. Call (616) 774-4585 ext. 4.

J. Gardella’s Sliders and Beer Special: Available on select tickets, take your used Griffins ticket to J. Gardella’s Tavern to enjoy two sliders and a beer for $5. Refer to the back of select tickets for details.

All promotions and dates subject to change. For more information, visit http//griffinshockey.com.

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