Even though the Cleveland Monsters spent most of the past month on the road, they still found ways to be active in the Cleveland Community!
The Monsters Community Fund hosted its largest fundraising event of the year, Tip-A-Monster, on March 1st at Sterle’s Country House, as Monsters players traded in their skates for aprons and served dinner to fans. However, while enjoying the meal, the real fun began as players were willing to do some crazy things for tips to see who could raise the most money! The team performed the Chicken Dance, got their faces painted, and Anton Forsberg even planted a kiss on Oleg Yevenko to help the cause. Thanks to the generosity of Monsters fans, Tip-A-Monster raised $16,700!
Stepstone Academy Skate
While the team was on the road, the Monsters Better Halves hosted students from Ohio Guidestone Stepstone Academy for a skate at OBM Arena, the official practice facility of the Cleveland Monsters. Students got to enjoy time on the ice with a pizza and cookie decorating party afterward. Stepstone Academy is a charter school located in Cleveland’s Central Neighborhood that strives to inspire a love of learning with the goal of each student graduating from college. Visit Stepstone Academy’s website HERE.
St. Patrick’s Day Specialty Jersey Auction
Friday, March 17th is a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at The Q! Specialty St. Patrick’s Day themed jerseys will be worn during the game and auctioned off that night. A portion of the jerseys will be auctioned off via silent & blind auctions at the Monsters Community Fund table. Others will be auctioned off live postgame from Section 128 in the arena bowl. A select few will be available in a special online auction on clevelandmonsters.com.
Autism Awareness and Go Pink Night Warm-up Jersey Auctions
On Saturday, March 18th the Monsters will be wearing Autism Awareness themed specialty warm-up jerseys prior to the 7:00 PM match-up with the Texas Stars. Additionally the final specialty warm-up jersey of the season will be on Friday, March 24th on Go Pink Night to help the Monsters raise Breast Cancer awareness. On both nights the jerseys will be available at silent auction at the Community Corner outside section 128 until the end of the second intermission.
The Q Community Fun Run Presented by Planet Fitness
Cleveland’s 2016 NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers, 2016 Calder Cup Champion Monsters and AFL's Cleveland Gladiators will team up with Hermes Sports & Events to host The Q Community Fun Run Presented by Planet Fitness 5k and 1 Mile Walk on Sunday, March 26th. The community race will feature exciting appearances by Cavs, Monsters and Gladiators entertainment teams and allow fans the opportunity to kick off the spring season by getting active in an exciting way. Select Monsters and Gladiators players are scheduled to be on-site to help tip-off the race with fans. Participants will receive a performance t-shirt, a finisher medal, and vouchers for and upcoming Monsters and Gladiators game at The Q. Pre-register and save!
Mystery Puck Fundraiser
Mystery Puck is back at the Monsters game on Sunday March 26th at 3:00 PM. For $25, fans can purchase an individually wrapped puck autographed by a player from the Monsters, Blue Jackets, or other select NHL teams. This year you’ll have even better odds of receiving a puck signed by an NHL player! All proceeds benefit the Monsters Community Fund and the Phil Simon Memorial Fund for youth hockey in Northeast Ohio. Get to the Monsters Community Fund Table at Section 123 on the concourse early, because Mystery Pucks will sell out.