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GRIFFINS ANNOUNCE PROMOTIONAL SCHEDULE

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A series of unique giveaways and performing acts highlight the Grand Rapids Griffins’ revamped promotional schedule for their upcoming 2010-11 season.

The festivities begin on Friday, Oct. 8 with Opening Night presented by Comcast, which features a Glow Bam and Clingz schedule giveaway along with a post-game open skate.

Single-game tickets for the opener, as well as all 40 of the Griffins’ regular season home games at Van Andel Arena, will go on sale to the general public this Friday, Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. Ticket prices are $13, $15 and $17 in the arena’s upper bowl, and $17, $20, $25 and $30 in the lower bowl. For Sunday-Thursday games, a limited number of advanced purchase, upper bowl tickets will also go on sale for just $5 one week prior to the contest.
Griffins tickets can be purchased in advance of game night through the following methods (all purchases subject to a convenience charge):

• In person at The Zone at Van Andel Arena;
• In person at Star Tickets outlets, including all Meijer stores;
• Online through griffinshockey.com;
• By phone through Star Tickets at 1-800-585-3737.

On game night, tickets may be purchased without a convenience charge at the Van Andel Arena box office, beginning 90 minutes before game time. Fans who attend multiple games can avoid charges and receive a discount from the single-game price by purchasing a 10- or 20-game partial season package. These plans, along with full season and group ticket packages, may be ordered through the Griffins’ office at (800) 2-HOCKEY.

Several noted performers will visit Van Andel Arena this season to entertain Griffins fans, including two acts previously featured on America’s Got TalentQuick Change (March 20) and the Russian Bar Trio (Nov. 28) – as well as the ZOOperstars (Jan. 22).

The Griffins’ ever-expanding series of giveaways for 2010-11 includes Glow Bams (Oct. 8), Clingz schedules (Oct. 8 and 30), rally towels (Oct. 30 and Nov. 5), aluminum water bottles (Nov. 6), fleece blankets (Nov. 20), drawstring backpacks (Dec. 4), team calendars (Dec. 31), U-M and MSU-themed Griffins hats (Jan. 1), Jimmy Howard bobbleheads (Jan. 22), fan vote bobbleheads (Feb. 5), bottle openers (March 5) and team posters (March 19).

In addition, as part of “Sunday is Fun Day,” every Sunday game will feature a CrazyBands giveaway, plus giveaways of either jersey cards or a Griffins #1 Fan sign (March 20 only). Sundays will also feature $1 Cole’s Breadsticks and $1 soft drinks, as well as live music from Jaded 8.

Other key promotional dates include a Halloween costume party (Oct. 30), the 10th Annual Matinee Game (Nov. 10), the Teddy Bear Toss (Nov. 26), the 14th Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration (Dec. 31), the Griffins’ first-ever New Year’s Day game (Jan. 1), Star Wars Night (March 5), Mascot Mania (March 19) and Fan Appreciation Day (March 20).

The popular Dollar Beers and Hot Dogs promotion returns in conjunction with College Night for all 17 Friday home games this season, allowing fans to enjoy $1 hot dogs and $1 domestic drafts from 6-8 p.m., while supplies last. Several other recurring promotions will be featured throughout the Griffins’ schedule, including Winning Wednesdays, 16 post-game open skates, and 10 Huntington Bank post-game autograph sessions with select Griffins players.

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

2010-11 PROMOTIONAL SCHEDULE

Oct. 8: Opening Night presented by Comcast
• Glow Bam and Clingz Schedule Giveaway
• Dollar Beers and Hot Dogs
• Post-game open skate

Oct. 30: Halloween Costume Party
• Rally Towel and Clingz Schedule Giveaway
• Post-game open skate
• Huntington Bank post-game autograph session

Nov. 5: Rally Towel Giveaway
• Dollar Beers and Hot Dogs

Nov. 6: Faith and Family Night presented by Appletree Christian Learning CentersBottle.jpg
• Aluminum Water Bottle Giveaway
• Post-game open skate

Nov. 10: 10th Annual Matinee Game presented by Lake Michigan Credit Union
• Science, technology, engineering and mathematics theme for elementary and high school students

Nov. 20: Fleece Blanket Giveaway presented by Comerica
• Post-game open skate
• Huntington Bank post-game autograph session

Nov. 26: Teddy Bear TossBlanket.jpg
• Dollar Beers and Hot Dogs

Nov. 28: Jersey Card #1 and CrazyBand Giveaway presented by Nordic Hot Tubs
• Russian Bar Trio – Circus act featured on America’s Got Talent
• Post-game open skate

Dec. 4: Drawstring Backpack Giveaway presented by Dean FoodsBackpack.jpg

Dec. 5: Jersey Card #2 and CrazyBand Giveaway presented by Cambridge Partners
• Post-game open skate
• Huntington Bank post-game autograph session

Dec. 12: Jersey Card #3 and CrazyBand Giveaway presented by J&H Oil
• Post-game open skate

Dec. 26: Jersey Card #4 and CrazyBand Giveaway presented by Jack Links
• Griffins Give Back
• Post-game open skate
• Huntington Bank post-game autograph session

Dec. 31: 14th Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration presented by Delta Imports
• Team Calendar Giveaway
• Jersey Auction #1 – Annual jersey design contest winner
• Dollar Beers and Hot Dogs
• Post-game open skate

Jan. 1: Inaugural New Year’s Day Game presented by Ram
• U-M & MSU Griffins Hat Giveaway (Griffins hat in either school’s colors)
• Post-game open skate
• Huntington Bank post-game autograph session

Jan. 22: Jimmy Howard Bobblehead Giveaway presented by Huntington Bank
• ZOOperstars
• Post-game open skate
• Huntington Bank post-game autograph session

Jan. 22-23: Annual Great Skate Winterfest at Rose Parks Circle in Downtown Grand Rapids

Feb. 5: Hockey Day in West Michigan presented by Lake Michigan Credit Union
• Fan Vote Bobblehead Giveaway
• Jersey Auction #2
• Post-game open skate
• Huntington Bank post-game autograph session

Feb. 20: Jersey Card #5 and CrazyBand Giveaway presented by One Communications
• Post-game open skate
• Huntington Bank post-game autograph session

March 5: Star Wars Night
• Bottle Opener Giveaway
• Post-game open skate
• Huntington Bank post-game autograph session

March 19: Mascot Mania presented by Centennial Securities
• Team Poster Giveaway
• Jersey Auction #3
• Post-game open skate

March 20: Fan Appreciation Day presented by Michigan Office Solutions
• Griffins #1 Fan Sign and CrazyBand Giveaway
• Quick Change – Performers featured on America’s Got Talent
• Post-game open skate
• Huntington Bank post-game autograph session

April 8: Season Finale presented by Chrysler
• Jersey Auction #4
• Dollar Beers and Hot Dogs
 

SEASON-LONG PROMOTIONS

Dollar Beers and Hot Dogs: Every Friday, enjoy $1 hot dogs and $1 domestic drafts from 6-8 p.m., while supplies last.

College Nights presented by Chemical Bank: Every Friday home game, college students can show their ID to purchase a lower bowl ticket for $12 (or $10 in advance at The Zone) and stop by the McFadden's concourse table to receive a free pass to the post-game party at McFadden's.

Winning Wednesday: Every time the Griffins win at home on Wednesday, each fan in attendance will receive a free ticket to the next Wednesday game.

Sunday is Fun Day!: Every Sunday, enjoy $1 Cole’s Breadsticks and $1 soft drinks until one hour after the start of the game. Features Jersey Card and Crazy Band giveaways for the kids and live music from Jaded 8.

Fan 4 Packs: For select games, receive four tickets and $12 in concession cash for a great low price. Valid for games on Nov. 28; Dec. 5, 12, 26 and 31; Jan. 1; Feb. 20; and March 20. Visit griffinshockey.com/f4p or call (616) 774-4585 ext. 2.

Library Nights: For every Sunday and Wednesday home game, fans who 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 can purchase a lower bowl ticket for just $10 - a savings of $7! Limit four tickets per card per person.

Post-Game Open Skates: Oct. 8 and 30; Nov. 6, 20 and 28; Dec. 5, 12, 26 and 31; Jan. 1 and 22; Feb. 5 and 20; March 5, 19 and 20.

Huntington Bank Post-Game Autograph Sessions: Oct. 30; Nov. 20; Dec. 5 and 26; Jan. 1 and 22; Feb. 5 and 20; March 5 and 20.

All promotions and dates subject to change.



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