The Tri-City Storm announced Monday that a portion of ticket sales to Friday’s home opener will be donated to the “Las Vegas Victims’ Fund” which benefits victims of the October 1st mass shooting in Las Vegas, NV. In addition, the Storm will wear special “Las Vegas Storm” jerseys during Friday’s game vs. Sioux City at the Viaero Center.
The Storm hold their annual preseason training camp at the Las Vegas Ice Center in Las Vegas, NV and it is the home town of owner Kirk Brooks.
“Following the recent events in Las Vegas we wanted to join the effort to support those who were injured and lost their lives in this horrible tragedy,” said Brooks. “This tragedy has struck close to home considering the ties of the Tri-City Storm to Las Vegas. I hope that the Storm community will get behind these efforts and help us raise money for this worthy cause.”
A portion of each ticket, including season tickets, to the game on Friday, October 13th will be donated to the fund.
The specialty Las Vegas jerseys worn by the team will be auctioned off during the game in a silent auction process. Additionally, Vegas Strong t-shirts will be available for purchase during the game. All profits from the jersey auction and t-shirt sales will also be donated to the fund on behalf of the Storm and its fans.
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 16th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2017-18. 30 or more players from the USHL have been selected in five consecutive NHL Drafts, and more than 400 players on team rosters last season committed to NCAA Division I schools, further establishing the USHL as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent.