RALSTON, NE – Alongside the co-founder of the TeamMates Mentoring Program, Nebraska icon Tom Osborne, and in advance of the organization’s “TeamMates Night” on January 4th, 2014 vs. the Lincoln Stars, the Omaha Lancers will unveil their specialty “TeamMates” jerseys, to be worn during Saturday’s game and subsequently auctioned off with all proceeds to benefit TeamMates, at a 2:30 pm Thursday press conference at Ralston Arena, the team announced Monday.
Thursday’s press conference will be open to all Lancers fans, season ticket holders, corporate partners and the general public and will feature comments from Osborne, Lancers Owner, President and Managing Partner Ben Robert, Ralston Arena General Manager Paul Hendrickson and TeamMates Executive Director Suzanne Hince. Following scheduled comments, Thursday’s ceremony will also feature Lancers players clad in their full TeamMates uniforms and serve as the public’s first look at the Lancers’ distinctive, uniquely-Nebraskan specialty attire.
Attendees Thursday are advised to arrive at Ralston Arena no later than 2:00 pm to ensure a seat at the event and a timely start to the proceedings. While seating is limited at Thursday’s ceremony, standing room options will be available.
Following Thursday’s media event, the Lancers return to the Ralston Arena ice on Friday for a 7:05 pm clash with their Western Conference rivals, the Des Moines Buccaneers, on United Way Night before Saturday’s tilt with Lincoln on “TeamMates Night” presented by Land O Lakes, an evening highlighted by a ceremonial puck drop featuring TeamMates co-founders Tom and Nancy Osborne and a postgame jersey auction of the Lancers’ specialty “TeamMates” jerseys.
(Nathan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)