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GENERALS GEAR UP FOR HOME OPENER
18 October, 2001
GAME HIGHlIGHTED BY SPECIAL COMMEMORATIVE JERSEYS WORN BY PLAYERS
Greensboro, NC - The home opener for the Greensboro Generals of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) is just two days away. The Generals will host the division rival Reading Royals on Saturday night at 7:00 at the Greensboro Coliseum. Tickets will be available through game time for as low as $9.00. The fact that the game is the first of the season at home for the Generals is an event unto itself, but there are several other features that will add to the experience.
For opening night only, the Generals players will wear special commemorative jerseys honoring America. During the game, the jerseys will be auctioned off to the fans via silent bidding. The proceeds for the jerseys will go to the memorial trust fund for Alexandria and Nathan Bradshaw. They are the children of Sandy Bradshaw, a Greensboro resident who was a flight attendant on United Airlines flight 93 that crashed in Pennsylvania on September 11.
Before the game, a check for $3,200.00 will be presented to Phil Bradshaw, the husband of Sandy Bradshaw. That money was raised for the trust fund from the Generals' two home exhibition games held at the IceChalet of Greensboro. In what is sure to be an emotional occasion, Phil and his family will drop the ceremonial first puck kicking off the Generals' season.
There are plenty of other events and promotions for opening night. The Blues Brothers Act will bring their show to the Coliseum in between periods, and the twin brother singing duo Seein' Double will perform a pre-game concert and the national anthem. In addition, the first 2,500 people in the building will receive an American flag, and there will be live entertainment in the Greensboro Coliseum plaza following the game.