Maybe there is a glimmer of hope that hockey is around the corner. There are two events this week, where Ducks fans can get a little taste of the Ducks. And pizza.
On Thursday, August 25, George Parros will make a special appearance at the Huntington Beach Oggi's Pizza and Brewing Company to celebrate the restaurant's 20th anniversary and raise money for the Anaheim Ducks Foundation. Festivities will be from 11:00am to 3:00pm.
There will be a serving competition between the Huntington Beach Fire Department and the Anaheim Fire Department, with Parros lending a hand to the wait staff. The group to generate the most points through the sale of appetizers, entrees and desserts (ordered by patrons from 12:30-1:30 p.m.) will win tickets to an upcoming Ducks game for a charity of choice. The charity will receive 50 tickets.
Oggi’s Pizza will also generously donate 15% of food/beverage sales to the Anaheim Ducks Foundation throughout the entire event, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Fans can also enter in a pizza-eating contest at 2:00pm, hosted by the Anaheim Ducks Street Team. The winning contestant will receive four tickets to the Ducks’ home opener vs. San Jose on Friday, October 14 as well as an Oggi’s Pizza prize pack.
If a little time with Parros and pizza is not enough for you, Saturday, August 27 is the 11th annual Fedorin Cup at Anaheim Ice.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children 11-17. Kids under 11 are free. Warm ups begin at 3:45pm, with the game commencing at 4:15pm, but be there early for a good seat. The place is wall to wall hockey fans.
There is a silent auction during the game, and afterwards, a casino night and dinner at the 195 Downtown Grill, walking distance from Anaheim Ice. Tickets for the Casino Night and dinner start at $125 for adults and $60 for kids (game included in those prices).
The Fedorin Cup was established in 1998 in honor of Eric Fedorin, who was diagnosed with brain cancer. It continues in honor of Eric's memory and supports Hockey Fights Cancer as well as grants to athletes in need.
Always a good game, with plenty of entertainment and Ducks past and present on the ice, this is a great way to cool off from the summer heat and start salivating for training camp, which begins in three weeks after event. Parros will be at this one, too, and has been the star of the game in the past with a hat trick plus.
Go to www.asfamerica.com for tickets and more information.