First-ever NORCO Heroes Game to be played tonight (7 p.m.)

BOISE, Idaho, January 17, 2012 The Idaho Stampede announced today the team will take part in an exhibition match against the Idaho Warriors in a wheelchair basketball game to be played at 7 p.m. at CenturyLink Arena on January 18, 2012, in the first-ever NORCO Heroes Game.

The Idaho Warriors are a non-profit organization for injured veterans that has worked with the Stampede in the past, through fund-raising initiatives executed by the Stampede, including a jersey auction that raised enough money to buy 11 specially-designed sport wheelchairs for the Idaho Warriors. Additional support for the chairs came from NORCO, US Bank, Idaho Power, Best Bath Systems, Bolton Family & Friends, Michael Family Foundation, J.A. & Kathryn Albertson Foundation, Dr. Walker M.D. Family, Office Max Boise Community Fund, and Lynn & Jim Johnston M.D.

Idaho Stampede players and coaches will play in wheelchairs and compete against the Warriors for an hour.

The Stampede get back to regular season action this Friday and Saturday at home, with a back-to-back set against the Austin Toros at CenturyLink Arena at 7 p.m.