Community Highlights: January
New year, new community initiatives for the Cleveland Monsters. Find out what the team was up to this past month in the Cleveland area, plus exciting upcoming events like the 10 Year Anniversary Sale, Fun Run, and more. Thank you Monsters fans for your support of the Monsters Community Fund, and for enabling us to make an impact on our community!
The Monsters are proud to announce a $10,000 donation to Veggie U from the Monsters Community Fund. Veggie U is dedicated to increasing children’s awareness of healthy food options, and teaching them how real food reaches their plate. They believe children who are exposed to growing their own food are more likely to include vegetables in their diet. The organization supplies Classroom Gardens and a standards based, five-week science program to elementary and special needs students. The Monsters donation will provide the funding necessary to continue the program with all second graders in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. 4,000 students will now be able to complete the program and will receive tickets to a Monsters game upon completion. The Monsters and their partners at Hub55 are proud to support Veggie U.
You Can Play
During the Cleveland Monsters January 20th game, the team pledged support for the You Can Play Project. You Can Play’s mission states, “You Can Play is dedicated to ensuring equality, respect and safety for all athletes, without regard to sexual orientation and/or gender identity.” Fans were able to take a pledge at the Monsters Community Corner to promote equality and respect in sports.
In January the Monsters and their buddies, The Cleveland Rockin’ Wildcats, got to do what they do best…play hockey! The Wildcats came out to Monsters practice on January 16th and then joined the team on the ice after for games, skating lessons, and even some snow angels.
10th Anniversary Sale
The Monsters will be celebrating 10 great years in the city of Cleveland February 4th on Cleveland Hockey Rocks Night, and fans will be able to take a piece of Monsters history home at the Community Corner outside section 128! This is a sale 10 years in the making and will feature items such as autographed memorabilia, team issued gear, game-worn jerseys, and bobbleheads. Cash, check, credit card will be accepted with all proceeds benefiting the Monsters Community Fund.
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 5k 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!
Your Cleveland Monsters will be trading in their skates for aprons as they are waiters for the evening at the 9th annual Tip-A-Monster! Guests in attendance will be served dinner by the team and enjoy a great night out while supporting the Monsters Community Fund. The event will take place Wednesday, March 1st at 6:30 p.m. at Sterle's Country House, located at 1401 E 55th St., Cleveland, OH 44103. Make your reservation now HERE.
Make-A-Wish Warm-up Jersey Auction
On February 3rd the Monsters will be wearing Make-A-Wish themed specialty warm-up jerseys prior to the 7:00 PM match-up with the Iowa Wild. The jerseys will be available at silent auction at the Community Corner outside section 128 until the end of the second intermission.