The Tri-City Americans unveiled a portion of their promotional plans for the 2012-13 season, their 25th in the Mid-Columbia. As in year’s past, the Americans are proud to continue their caused-based marketing initiatives this year.  Tri-City will kick-off their 25th Anniversary season on Saturday, September 22 vs. the Spokane Chiefs.

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That game will feature fundraising efforts for Tri-Cities Rotary, which is gearing up for the 2012 Great Mid-Columbia Duck Race. Please Join Big Jim & Stacy Lee on center ice for fun and giveaways!

Additionally, this season marks the return of the following fundraising nights:

Friday, October 5 vs. Lethbridge Hurricanes

o    Alzheimer’s Awareness Night, presented by Ray Poland & Sons and Atomic Screenprinting & Embroidery

Saturday, November 17 vs. Kelowna Rockets

o    KNDU-TV’s Coats for Kids Night, supporting The Salvation Army and presented by Hawthorne Court

Friday, November 23 vs. Spokane Chiefs

o    Go Purple on Black Friday Night, supporting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and presented by Kadlec Regional Medical Center, Bergstrom Aircraft and Atomic Screenprinting & Embroidery

Thursday, December 6 vs. Seattle Thunderbirds

o    Fred Meyer’s Teddy Bear Toss Night, supporting several Mid-Columbia charities

Friday, December 28 vs. Portland Winterhawks

o    Hockey Helps Haiti Night, supporting New Life Children’s Home and presented by Wildhorse Resort and Casino

Friday, January 18 vs. Kamloops Blazers

o    Kennewick General Hospital Foundation Night, presented by Kennewick General Hospital

Saturday, January 26 vs. Portland Winterhawks

o    CH2M Hill Nuclear Night, supporting the Americans’ Continuing Education Fund and presented by CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company

Tuesday, February 12 vs. Calgary Hitmen

o    Kadlec Neurological Resource Center Night, presented by Kadlec Regional Medical Center

Friday, February 22 vs. Everett Silvertips

o    Fred Meyer’s Breast Cancer Awareness Night, supporting the Tri-Cities Cancer Center Foundation and presented by SunWest Sportswear and U.S. Linen & Uniform

Saturday, March 16 vs. Spokane Chiefs

o    Sterling Bank’s Go Green for MDA Night, presented by SunWest Sportswear and U.S. Linen & Uniform

Along with these marquee fundraising games throughout the year, the Americans will mark the return of Scout Night on Nov. 3, a 25th Anniversary Celebration Weekend on Nov. 16 and 17 and Meyers’ Auto Tech’s Fellowship Night on Feb. 8.

On top of the highlighted fundraising nights, the Americans and the Toyota Center are pleased to announce that Dollar Dog Days will return this season.  Tri-City fans can take advantage of $1 hot dogs on the following nights:

-       Sunday, September 23 vs. Portland

-       Sunday, November 4 vs. Vancouver

-       Sunday, December 9 vs. Portland

-       Sunday, January 13 vs. Seattle

-       Tuesday, February 26 vs. Portland

In addition to Dollar Dog Days being featured on Sunday night home games this season, the Americans will be making a small change to Sunday night contests.  While the 5:05 PM start time will remain the same, Sunday night games will no longer feature the post-game skate with the team.  However, starting with the game on Sept. 23 vs. Portland, the entire team will be set-up in stations around the Toyota Center concourse for an hour to interact with fans, sign autographs and pose for pictures.