KENNEWICK, WA – The Tri-City Americans are hosting Superhero Night at the Toyota Center on Saturday, January 28. Watch the Ams faceoff against the Spokane Chiefs in special Batman themed jerseys featuring art by DC Comics artist, Jim Lee. The night will incorporate various fundraising activities to benefit the Americans Player Education Fund.
The one-of-a-kind collectable Batman jerseys will be auctioned off online after the game on amshockeyauctions.com with bidding starting at $250. Jerseys purchased for over $1000 can be signed by Jim Lee.
Backpacks with an Americans/Batman design will be for sale on the concourse. The jerseys showcase art from the backpacks which can be customized with your favorite American player’s name! One hundred percent of proceeds from all fundraising efforts will benefit the Americans Player Education Fund.
Fans can look forward to a variety of superhero inspired activities throughout the game, including face painting, a duck pond, and DC Comics characters around the arena.
Player Education Fund – 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
For every year a player is with the Americans, the team covers one year of tuition, textbooks, and compulsory fees to a post-secondary institution of their choice. The program is a fully guaranteed academic scholarship with no requirement to play university hockey to qualify. Players can use the scholarship for any post-secondary or career-enhancing program of their choice, including trades schools or professional career training programs.
Twenty-six former Americans players are actively using their scholarships for the 2022-23 academic year. Each year the Americans pay approximately $140,000 (CAD) to for scholarships. Future scholarship commitments currently total 1.2 million (CAD).
Join us for a night of Superhero fun as we raise money for this great program.