Allen, Texas – The Allen Americans, ECHL affiliate of the San Jose Sharks, and Owner Jack Gulati announced today on behalf of his two teams, Allen and Reading (Royals,) he will donate 5,000 dollars to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
“This is what we do in America, we help those in need,” said Americans and Royals owner, Jack Gulati. “The people in Houston and South Texas need us right now, so on behalf of both of my teams, the Reading Royals and Allen Americans, I’d like to make this donation and encourage other ECHL teams to do the same.”
In addition to the personal donation pledged by owner Jack Gulati, the Americans and Royals, are joining forces to offer a special limited edition puck, which displays the teams’ respective logos with the theme “Two Teams – One Goal”. Fans can obtain one of the special edition pucks for just $10.00. The net proceeds of the purchase price will be donated directly to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. The limited edition pucks will be available later
The Allen Americans work with many charities throughout the year and have been a part several other relief efforts, including the tornado victims of Rowlett, Texas, where players and family gathered donations and delivered them to those in need.
Houston and Harris County are looking for ways to house people who lost their homes to Harvey, with 32,000 people reported in shelters across Texas.
The Allen Americans will have a Select-A-Seat Event on Thursday, September 7th from 5-7:30 pm at Allen Event Center. Fans can test-drive open seats for the 2017-2018 season, as well as drop off non perishable items for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Call 972-912-1000 for more information. www.allenamericans.com.
About the Americans
The Allen Americans play in the ECHL, the premiere AA hockey league in North America. The Americans were established in 2009 and have won four AA championships in eight full seasons of minor pro hockey. In those eight seasons, Allen has qualified for the playoffs every year with five trips to the league finals. Allen will enter its fourth season in the ECHL this October, after playing five years in the now defunct Central Hockey League.