Thunderbird's Invest In Community
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - During the season, the players are fierce competitors on the ice, but when it comes to giving back to our community, the Carolina Thunderbirds are in full-on powerplay mode.
While the Thunderbirds finished third in the Federal Hockey League during the 2017-18 season, we received first place when it came to giving back to the community. From Sled Hockey Fundraising games, to reading at area schools, our players give over 100 percent on and off the ice. We want to say thank you to all of those who supported the team through our inaugural season.
During our first season, players and staff participated three specialty jersey nights, with a post-game game worn jersey auction. The funds raised from these jerseys went to support Cancer Services, the Special Olympics, and Military Veterans. These nights and ensuing donations would not be possible without the endless support of our fans.
Aside from the work done on the ice, the Thunderbirds organization donated over $70,000 to different Non-Profit organizations in our inaugural year, to support the community that supports us. Thank you to all who have gave and helped us share the awareness for these amazing nonprofit organizations.
Our players play a big part in giving back to the community of the Triad and other surrounding towns. This season, they spent time skating with Special-Needs Athletes, and helping the next generation of Thunderbirds learn how to skate. We are so thankful these organizations opened their hearts to let us spend time with them.
One notable program implemented during the season was the “Fly into Reading” Program. Our players went to different schools and libraries all over North Carolina to spend an hour reading to students, and getting them excited about sports. We want local youth to have role models to look up to.
For tickets and information on next season, head to our website CarolinaThunderbirds.com, and check out our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for contests, photos and upcoming events.