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NWTF Night Raises Over $19,000

Monday, February 1st
NWTF Night Raises Over $19,000

Wichita, KS (April 10th) - The Wichita Thunder, proud member of the ECHL and powered by Toyota, are excited to announce that over $19K was raised for the National Wild Turkey Federation last Saturday night.

“Thank you to all the Thunder fans who supported the NWTF's mission of Saving the Habitat, and Saving the Hunt. I couldn't be happier with the support the fans showed us, it is amazing,” commented Tyler Kirby, NWTF Regional Director, West Kansas and West Texas.

The money raised from the jersey auction and raffle will help support conservation and other programs provided by the non-profit organization. The NWTF, founded in 1973, is one of the leaders in upland wildlife habitat conservation in North America. They have helped restore wild turkey populations throughout North America — from a mere 30,000 in the entire United States to more than 7 million across the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Wichita hosts the Tulsa Oilers for the final time tonight starting at 7:05 p.m. Friday night is Student Rush Night, presented by Kansas National Guard. High school and college students can get tickets for just $2 with a valid ID. Register on the concourse for your chance to win one of two $500 scholarships, presented by the team. Local area colleges will be in attendance to pass out information and share about their institution.

Individual tickets are on sale now. Don't delay! Tickets can be purchased at the INTRUST Arena Box office, by calling 755-SEAT or go online at www.selectaseat.com. Stay up-to-date on all the news during the season by visiting www.wichitathunder.com.

About the ECHL

The 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.