The Admirals support many diverse charities in the greater Norfolk area through fundraisers, auctions, special game nights and more. Below, you will find examples of the charities that the Admirals support both annually and ones that the team has supported this season. Be sure to follow the links to view pictures of the Admirals in action in the community!
Each year, the Admirals hold their annual toy toss to gather stuffed toys for donation to area children. The toys collected in the Toy Toss are donated to several worthy causes in the Hampton Roads area including the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, Ronald McDonald House, St. Mary’s Home for Children and 4Kids Inc. Shelters.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS OF VIRGINIA NIGHT
Special Olympics Night is designated to raise funds for Special Olympics through ticket sales and recognize Special Olympic Athletes from Southeastern Virginia. In addition, the Admirals participate annually in the Polar Plunge at the Oceanfront. Please click here to view pictures from 2008 Special Olympics of Virginia Night.
PINK IN THE RINK NIGHT
The Admirals team up with Susan G. Komen for the Cure every year for “Pink in the Rink.” The event raises money and provides education about breast cancer. In addition to coloring the ice pink for the game, the Admirals also hold breast cancer information sessions, Hockey 101 clinics for women, silent auctions to benefit the Komen foundation and include survivor participation in the game night presentation. The event has raised tens of thousands of dollars for the Komen foundation.
To view photos from the 2008-09 Pink in the Rink game, please click here.
MDA JERSEY AUCTION PRESENTED BY PAPCO
The Admirals hold an annual jersey auction to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The Admirals present a check from the jersey auction proceeds during the annual televised MDA Telethon each September. The Admirals have donated nearly $250,000 to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. For pictures from the 2008-09 jersey auction, please click here.
SPCA Night focuses on pet homelessness and adoption awareness. Each year, an Admirals player and dog are featured on tee shirts and posters to help raise needed funds for shelters.
For more information on the Norfolk Admirals in the community, please contact Admirals Director of Community Relations Dana DeFilippo at (757) 640-1212 ext. 11 or firstname.lastname@example.org.