Stars Giving Back to North Texas Community
The Dallas Stars announced today that forwards Tyler Seguin, Jamie Benn, Vernon Fiddler, and defenseman Alex Goligoski will be providing tickets to each Dallas Stars home game at the American Airlines Center for various charitable causes in the North Texas area.
Entering his third season as a Dallas Star, forward Vernon Fiddler will sponsor the 'Fidd's Kids' section at the American Airlines Center for the second consecutive season with wife Chrissy. Children in the program will be provided the opportunity to see Dallas Stars hockey by the Fiddler's gracious ticket donation to the Make-A-Wish® of North Dallas.
In collaboration with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, captain Jamie Benn will provide four lower level tickets for every home game in 2013-2014, along with two suite nights during the season for children with multiple sclerosis. Benn was named the sixth captain in Dallas Stars history in September of 2013.
"Our organization has a great history of players using their resources to give back to the community and using our influence to help make a lasting impact beyond the ice," Benn said. "I'm excited to provide an opportunity for those with multiple sclerosis to attend a Stars home game."
Defenseman Alex Goligoski enters his fourth season with the Dallas Stars and is actively involved with the non-profit organization that provides free hockey equipment and camps for military children titled 'Defending The Blue Line'. During the offseason, he assisted in raising money for the program by participating in the NHL Players Charity Game. Goligoski is providing four lower level tickets to military families for every Stars home game this season.
Newly acquired center Tyler Seguin will begin his first season as a Dallas Star partnering with the Southwest Wheelchair Athletic Association (SWAA). Those who have suffered severe spinal cord injuries will be provided suite level tickets to each Stars home game this season. The 21-year old will also participate in a post-game meet-and-greet with those attending the game on his behalf.
"One of the first things I wanted to do as a member of the Dallas Stars was give back to the North Texas community," Seguin said. "I have a close connection to someone with a spinal cord injury and the SWAA was gracious enough to allow me to work with their great organization."
The Stars begin their 2013-2014 season campaign on Thursday, October 3rd, against the Florida Panthers.