(Rochester, NY) — The Rochester Americans announced a new season-long partnership with UR Medicine Golisano Children’s Hospital to present the Honorary Captain of the Game program for the 2018-19 season.
“The measurement of a true, thriving community is reflected by how we care for our community members most at risk,” said Dr. Patrick Brophy, Pediatrician-in-Chief at UR Medicine Golisano Children’s Hospital. “Our strong and excellent sports teams have long contributed to improving the lives of children with health-related issues. We welcome and humbly look forward to our new kids’ honorary captain relationship with the Rochester Americans hockey team.”
The program offers the unique opportunity of a lifetime for one child to take the ice with the Amerks and stand alongside the starting lineup during the playing of the national anthem prior to puck-drop. Each participant will also have the chance to watch pre-game warm-ups from either the team bench or penalty box, enjoy the game with family from the comfort of a luxury suite and will be treated to a special meet and greet with Amerks Hall of Famer Jody Gage and select players following the game. In addition, participants will be outfitted with their very own custom Amerks jersey as well as other team merchandise.
As part of the partnership, each Honorary Captain will be chosen by UR Medicine Golisano Children’s Hospital and will be contacted by a representative once selections have been made. The program is scheduled to begin on Friday, Dec. 7 when the Amerks host the Providence Bruins at The Blue Cross Arena and will run repeatedly on predetermined dates throughout the remainder of the 2018-19 regular season.
The schedule for the Honorary Captain of the Game program is as follows:
Friday, Dec. 7 vs. Providence
Friday, Dec. 21 vs. Hartford
Friday, Jan. 11 vs. Toronto
Friday, Jan. 25 vs. Utica
Friday, Feb. 8 vs. Springfield
Saturday, Feb. 23 vs. Belleville
Friday, Mar. 8 vs. Bridgeport
Friday, Mar. 22 vs. Cleveland
Friday, Apr. 5 vs. Syracuse
Friday, Apr. 12 vs. Binghamton