Friday, October 24, 2008

Friday night in Missoula? What is there to do?

Missoula has a lot to offer. One of the things I love is the variety of activities and how we Missoulians tie those activities into community service and a sense of family.

If you've been reading my blog this last 2 weeks, then you already know that this is the special feature weekend for FIREPROOF the movie. The first show starts at 1 pm today over at the Carmike 10. (We call it the Cine pronounced sinny 10 here.) And you can pick up tickets for any of the shows that aren't already sold out over at the Garden of Readin' or even online.

But, if you are not planning on the movie specifically tonight, I have another option for you. Head on over to the exciting hockey game! Check out this info: And you can find more at the Missoula Maulers website.

Angie says: I have a special guest with me today. Welcome to the Missoula Maulers team owner, Michael Burks. Michael, tell us what's happening tonight at the Missoula Maulers game.

Michael: This Friday night's game is solely dedicated to raising funds for Tyler Schreckendgust. If you are from out of town, and don't know who Tyler is, let me give you a brief history into this 2 year-old troopers' life. Tyler fell from a 3 story apartment building window in August and has been in Seattle going through extensive brain operations trying to reduce the pressure in his brain and try to heal the damage from the fall.

Here's little Tyler.

Angie: So how are the Missoula Maulers, a bunch of hockey guys, getting involved?

Michael: The Missoula Maulers are trying to raise as much money as we can so we can send it to him to alleviate some of the financial stress that this is causing for the family. We are asking that if you can't go to the game, that you chip in whatever you can to make that check for Tyler even bigger!

Angie: That is so cool! How is the community partnering with your team?

Michael: Many Missoula businesses have jumped on board and have already sponsored every player on the roster and one business has even pledged .50 for every person attending the game!!! So if you would like to contribute to Tyler through the game events, you can sponsor the total goals scored by both teams.

Angie: What other creative ways are there to help?

Michael: If you are interested, just contact me from our website and we will mark you down! If you want to make up your own sponsored event, just let me know and we will let you know what the total comes to after the game!

Angie: So what can individuals and fans do to help Tyler?

Michael: For the fans that are coming to the game, please bring at least $1.00 cash. We normally play Chuck a Puck, where we give away prizes to pucks that come close to the blue line, red line and center circle. This week we are going to have "Chuck a Buck". We are challenging every person in the rink to throw at least 1.00 on the ice, so we can raise at least $2000.00 in 2 minutes!!! We will have other fund raising events during the game, but if you can just give a buck, that is when we are going to ask for it : )

Angie: Holy cow, that sounds fun and exciting at the same time as making a difference in the lives of others.

Michael: Oh, by the way... We are going to be playing the Helena Big Horns. For those new Maulers fans, Helena knocked us out of the playoffs last year, so your Maulers are hungry to play them tough and get revenge!

Angie: LOL, that's the ticket! Just like my blog theme says, God uses broken vessels. And they come back stronger and better than last year!!!

Michael: Thank you in advance for your support and contributions to Tyler. The entire Missoula Maulers organization appreciates every single dollar that you can spare!

Angie: Michael, thank you so much for being with us today! Go get 'em, Maulers!

And a big thank you to all my friends spending time with us. Heck, if you go to a matinee of FIREPROOF, you can fit in a hotdog at the Mauler's game and have an incredible day to remember. A day we're all on one team for something bigger than us!

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