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Thunder Rings Bells for The Salvation Army

Monday, February 1st
Thunder Rings Bells for The Salvation Army

Wichita, KS, (Dec. 7th) - The Wichita Thunder, proud member of the ECHL and powered by Toyota, will show its support for community members in need by helping ring bells at Salvation Army red kettles on Tuesday, December 15th.

Thunder players will be located at the red kettles at Walmart, located at 21st and Maize Rd. from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the east doors. The players will be happy to sign their autographs for fans during these times.

"Donations to the red kettles help us meet the immediate needs of families and individuals during the holidays and also fund programs all year long. Last year, The

Salvation Army touched the lives of nearly 60,000 individuals in the Wichita community," said Major Joseph Wheeler, Wichita City Commander with The Salvation Army.

"We thank the Wichita Thunder for supporting us at the red kettles," Wheeler continued. "We also appreciate the support from the businesses that allow us to have our red kettles at their locations."

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army has helped nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. About 82 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmy-wichita.org.

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 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.