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Yesterday Colorado Avalanche met Philadelphia Flyers at an almost sold out Pepsi Center. Close to 18,000 visitors were given many opportunities to learn about Friends and support our bullying prevention work.
At the pre-game event our president Pernilla Ravik Johnson introduced Friends and how we work. John McKibbon, Executive Director at Arvada Hockey Association shared the club’s experience of implementing the Friends Program. The winner of the signed Avs Jersey was announced.
It was hard to miss our presence on the jumbotron.
Gabriel Landeskog talked about Friends in videos produced specifically for this evening. In a live interview, Pernilla Ravik Johnson spoke about our work. The announcer introduced part of the Friends team, as we were waving at the camera. The crowd was informed that half of the proceeds from the 50/50 raffle ticket sales were being donated to Friends Colorado.
Our amazing volunteers set the season record in 50/50 raffle ticket sales!
Gabriel Landeskog met with our volunteers to take pictures and thank them in person. Two happy teenagers each received a signed hockey stick for selling the most tickets.
Our Pledge Wall got filled with signatures. Many people followed Gabriel Landeskog’s lead and signed the Together Against Bullying.
Parts of the proceeds from group tickets sold to the night Together Against Bullying were donated to Friends Colorado.
The Colorado Avalanche donated club level tickets to us. Friends’ sponsors who bought these tickets were treated to a private suite.
Post-game our sponsors were invited to an exclusive setting where Gabriel Landeskog casually answered questions while autographing items and taking pictures. One of our sponsors won a hockey stick, which Gabriel signed in person.
Together with the Colorado Avalanche we are already planning next season’s event!
On March 24th, Colorado Avalanche meets Philadelphia Flyers.
Join us at Pepsi Center on March 24th, when the Colorado Avalanche and Friends Colorado are on the same team – the Team Against Bullying.
This evening is filled with opportunities to support, and learn more about, our bullying prevention work.
Join us before the game to learn about Friends Colorado and hear the benefits of partnering with Friends, as told by the Executive Director of Arvada Hockey Association. As you attend you have the chance to win a hockey jersey autographed by Gabriel Landeskog!
Pernilla Ravik Johnson, President Friends Colorado
Travis Walters, Director of Education Friends Colorado
John McKibbon, Executive Director Arvada Hockey Association
Thanks to the Colorado Avalanche and Gabriel Landeskog we are able to offer a special sponsor package, including club level seats!
The opportunity is limited and offered on a first come first serve basis. Contact us for more information!
The Colorado Avalanche is also offering special group ticket prices, in support of Friends Colorado. To buy group tickets contact the Avalanche Group Sales Department at 303-405-1680, or read more on their flyer here.
Look for the kids and grown-ups in Friends T-shirts and yellow aprons. Buy their raffle tickets for a chance to win, and feel good knowing parts of the proceeds will support our work to prevent bullying.
Stop by our Pledge Wall where you can put your signature next to Gabriel Landeskog’s, a signature for Respect and Inclusiveness. Together Against Bullying.
Welcome to grab a brochure, sign up for our newsletter and learn more about our work to prevent bullying.