Wichita, KS (Feb. 18th) - The Wichita Thunder, proud member of the ECHL and powered by Toyota, open up a weekend set with the first-ever meeting against the Idaho Steelheads on Saturday night. Before the game on Saturday night, the Flying Monkeys look to defend their crown after winning the Chiefs Cup the past four seasons. The game will be played between the local police departments and the local firefighters with a portion of the ticket proceeds benefiting the Wichita Children's Home. Doors to the event open at 5 p.m. with the opening face-off at 5:15 p.m
Saturday is also the annual Evening with the ARC. The team will be wearing special uniforms that will be auctioned off after the game with the proceeds benefiting the ARC of Sedgwick County.
The ARC's mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, providing educational and social opportunities to enhance development of individual potential while advocating for supports and services in the community. The ARC, through its seven major programs and hundreds of annual events, provides programs and services for more than 3,700 individuals living with intellectual and developmental disabilities including Down Syndrome, Autism, Epilepsy and Cerebral Palsy and their families.
Sunday night is Credit Union of America Buy-In Night. Head to any CUA location and pick up your buy-in voucher, which can be redeemed for a free upper level ticket. Fans can also upgrade to the lower level for a small fee. These vouchers are available while supplies last.
Individual tickets for all games are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased at the INTRUST Arena Box office, by calling 855-755-SEAT or go online at www.selectaseat.com.
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About the ECHLThe ECHL began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states and has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 28 teams in 20 states and one Canadian province for its 27th season in 2014-15. There have been 541 players who have started their career in the ECHL have gone on to play in the National Hockey League, including 29 who made their NHL debuts in the 2013-14 season. The ECHL had affiliations with 26 of the 30 NHL teams in 2013-14, marking the 17th consecutive season that the league had affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL. Further information on the ECHL is available on its website at ECHL.com, as well as on Twitter and Facebook.