BRIDGEPORT, CT - The Bridgeport Sound Tigers will host their first ever “You Can Play” Night on Saturday, Feb. 23 against the Manchester Monarchs in support of the You Can Play Project.
The Sound Tigers’ You Can Play Night will be the first of its kind to be held in the American Hockey League. The You Can Play Project is dedicated to ensuring equality, respect and safety for all athletes without regard to sexual orientation.
The evening kicks off at 5:30 p.m. when fans will be able to participate in a pre-game panel discussion on both gay rights and equality in sports led by Patrick Burke, co-founder of the “You Can Play” Project.
Fans can also contribute to the You Can Play Project by purchasing tickets through Ticketmaster using the promo code “YOUCAN”, where $5 of every ticket purchased will go to the You Can Play Project.
The Sound Tigers are also partnering with local LGBT organizations throughout the area to participate in You Can Play Night. Organizations that are interested in participating in the Sound Tigers’ You Can Play Night are encouraged to call the Sound Tigers at (203) 334-GOAL.
The Sound Tigers return to Webster Bank Arena this weekend for a pair of games against the Providence Bruins on Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. and the Norfolk Admirals on Sunday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. For information on group outings to an upcoming game, call the Sound Tigers at (203) 334-GOAL or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org