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Inaugural Pride Night OUT with the Knoxville Ice Bears

Inaugural Pride Night OUT with the Knoxville Ice Bears

Knoxville PrideFest announces the inaugural Pride Night OUT with the Knoxville Ice Bears, Knoxville’s professional hockey team on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m. The event will include buffet dinner, ice box seating, player visits, door prizes, cash bar, and much more for just $50 per person.

Tickets available for Pride Night OUT with the Knoxville Ice Bears online

Expect the high-energy rink side ice box seating only hockey can deliver. Prior to the puck drop guests will enjoy a bountiful buffet dinner with available cash bar. Door prizes, player visits, meet and greets, delicious desserts, Hunnies cheer leaders appearance, Chilly Bear selfies, and more are in store.

The evening is packed with excitement as we will meet team President and GM Mike Murry, Assistant GM Dave Feather, and Cole Burkhalter, recipient of the first Brendan Burke Internship, which is associated with the You Can Play project which addresses LGBTQ hockey involvement and inclusion in the arena, rink, front office, and locker rooms.

This edition of Pride Night OUT will be the inaugural event featuring professional hockey in Knoxville. Pride Night OUT events expand social opportunities, promote understanding, build community capacity, provide for outreach to the sports community, all while raising funds and support for the mission of PrideFest.

Pride Night OUT with the Ice Bears will take place at the home ice of the Ice Bears at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum. The Ice Bears will be playing Fayetteville FireAntz at this special exhibition match. The Knoxville Ice Bears are the current league Champions and holders of their fourth SPHL President’s Trophy.

Generous Sponsor support, as well as ticket sales, will fund the first Gay Community Pride Grants program by PrideFest. Four $500 Pride Grants are planned. Three Community Pride Grants will be offered as prizes to participants in the 2016 Gay Pride Parade. The winning units then direct the Community Pride Grant to the LGBTQ organizations of their choice.

An additional $500 grant will be awarded by Board of Directors to an allied organization addressing LGBTQ issues.  It will be an exciting opportunity for PrideFest to build institutional support for organizations working in the community on a daily basis.

PrideFest produces the annual Gay Pride Parade and PrideFest, which follows at World’s Fair Park scheduled for June 18, 2016, stepping off at 11 a.m.

Pride Night OUT with the Ice Bears

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