RoadRunners Partner with VA for Jersey Auction
Topeka, KS – October 24, 2012 - The Topeka RoadRunners will auction the "jerseys off their backs" in support of the Topeka VA Medical Center as part of their Veterans Welcome Home Night on Saturday, November 10. This is just one of many activities the RoadRunners are hosting over Veterans Day Weekend when they play the Amarillo Bulls.
“Now more than ever, it is important to recognize and support the heroes in our community who have put themselves in harm’s way to protect our freedom,” said Joe Clark, RoadRunners Executive Director of Business Operations. “Veterans are such a tremendous part of the fabric of Topeka, it gives us great pleasure to be able to give back and support the amazing work that the VA does every day.”
The specialty jerseys were designed with a military theme, utilizing a desert camouflage design bordered with the American flag and overlaid with soldier silhouettes. They will be worn for both games of the series against Amarillo (Nov. 9 and 10) and will be auctioned off following the game on Saturday night.
Additionally, a special jersey will be autographed by the team and held for silent auction throughout the weekend. Interested fans can view the jersey and place bids during each of the two games. A portion of the proceeds from the silent auction and the full team jersey auction will go to the Topeka VA Medical Center.
The RoadRunners will be joined in their efforts by the National Guard, Fort Riley, Kurt Young and Super 8 at Forbes Landing. The team is currently working on gathering other sponsors and business partners for this worthwhile endeavor.
For more information on this event, as well as sponsorship inquiries, please call 785-286-PUCK or log onto www.topekaroadrunners.com. For tickets to the Veterans Day Weekend games, visit the Expocentre Box Office.