Amerks Saluting Troops; Tickets for Military Personnel; Fans Asked for Donations


    The Rochester Americans announced today that the Amerks will “Salute the Troops” on Veterans Day (Monday, Nov. 11) when the team hosts the Lake Erie Monsters in a special 3:05 at The Blue Cross Arena. In observance of Veterans Day, the Amerks will honor those who have served our country throughout the evening.


    The Amerks are offering all active and retired U.S. military personnel (including active and retired members of the United States Coast Guard, National Guard and Reservists), as well as military veterans, two complimentary tickets to the Salute to the Troops game. In addition to the complimentary tickets, military personnel can purchase additional tickets for their family and friends for the discounted rate of just $10. Those interested in taking advantage of the offer can do so by visiting


    Military personnel can also use that link to submit photos that will be displayed on the video board during the game as part of the military tribute.


    Fans are encouraged to donate care package items that will be sent to local U.S. military service members who are currently deployed overseas. The items, which can include such things as Q-tips, lip balm, toothpaste/brushes, dental floss, beef jerky, sugarless gum/candy, granola bars, shampoo/body wash (travel size), sunscreen, peanuts and popcorn, will be collected at the game and shipped by Blue Star Mothers ROC, which is part of a national organization whose mission is to support all members of the Armed Forces and their families through a variety of supportive events and activities. Blue Star Mothers have or have had sons and daughters serving honorably in the United States military. The Blue Star Mothers ROC table will be set up on the main concourse of The Blue Cross Arena.


    For more information or to purchase tickets to an Amerks game, visit or call 1-855-GO-AMERKS.