Railers to give away 200 Christmas Trees at Ernie’s Discount Christmas Trees of Worcester on Thursday

Railers to give away 200 Christmas Trees at Ernie’s Discount Christmas Trees of Worcester on Thursday

The Railers HC Foundation to donate over $40,000 this holiday season

Worcester, MA – The Worcester Railers Hockey Club (@RailersHC), proud member of the ECHL (@ECHL), and Railers President Michael G. Myers announced today that the Worcester Railers HC Foundation will be donating over $40,000 this holiday season to an assortment of local community organizations.

The Railers HC Foundation has also teamed up with Ernie’s Discount Christmas Trees and will give away 200 Christmas trees on Thursday, Dec 21 from 5-7pm at 115 Southwest Cutoff in Worcester.  The first 200 people that show up will receive a free Christmas tree.  The Railers are asking everyone to allow those that may not have gotten a Christmas tree due to cost this season the opportunity to do so through this special offer.

The following community organizations will receive a holiday check from the Worcester Railers HC Foundation on Thursday to support their community based efforts this holiday season:

  • Rainbow Child Development Center of Worcester – $5,000
  • The Boys & Girls Club of Worcester – $5,000
  • The Friendly House – $5,000
  • Nativity School of Worcester – $5,000
  • Veterans Inc. – $2,500
  • John’s Food Pantry – $2,500

In addition, the Railers HC Foundation pledged $10,000 to the 79th annual Worcester Telegram and Gazette Santa Fund and $7,500 to the Worcester Common Oval Skating Rink.

Railers mascot TRAX, team president Mike Myers, and community development coordinator Paul Harris will hand deliver the donations on Thursday to spread the holiday cheer.

“The Railers HC Foundation is in full force again this holiday season,” said Myers. “We pinpointed local organizations that we felt could use some holiday cheer this season. In addition, we hope to brighten the holidays for some local families by providing Christmas trees at no cost.”

About the Worcester Railers HC Foundation:

The Worcester Railers HC Foundation was established to support the youth and families in the greater Worcester community and throughout Central Massachusetts.  The Railers HC Foundation aims to provide access to sports and art programs throughout the region and is eager to team up with other community based organizations.

What’s on track?

On Wednesday, Dec 20 the Railers host the Reading Royals at 7:05pm.  Bring your Price Chopper Advantage card to the Box Office and save $5 off any ticket!

On Friday, Dec 22 the Railers host the Adirondack Thunder at 7:05pm on a 2-3-4 Friday!  Score $2 popcorn, $3 hot dogs, and $4 bud lights in the Bud Light Zone!

The Railers Tavern, located behind the DCU Center provides hockey fans with a great pregame and postgame atmosphere all season long. Watch all road games broadcast live at Railers Tavern or watch on ECHLTV.com for a small fee. Listen to all Railers games live on 98.9 Nash ICON with coverage beginning 30 minutes before puck drop with Eric Lindquist and Tom Matthews. Full season memberships, mini plans, and group tickets are on sale now by calling the Railers front office at 508-365-1750 or by visiting www.RailersHC.com.