Red-White Game to Be Held at E.L.H.S. November 17

PORTLAND, ME (October 23, 2012) - The Maine Red Claws today announced that the team will hold a fundraising scrimmage at Edward Little High School in Auburn on Saturday, November 17 at 6 PM. Tickets for the event are $5 and may be purchased at the following locations:

• E.L.H.S. Athletic Department (60 Court Street, Auburn)
• Gippers Sports Bar & Grill (120 Center Street, Auburn)
• The Hair Connection (1543 Hotel Rd, Auburn)
• Red Claws Team Store & Offices (413 Congress Street, Portland)

All proceeds from the event will benefit the school. With an enrollment of just over 1,000 students, Edward Little High School, which was built in 1961, has been placed on probation by New England Association of Schools and Colleges and is in danger of losing accreditation if repairs and upgrades do not take place. Necessary upgrades to the 51-year-old school include the high school include electrical repairs, insulation, as well as a new cafeteria and auditorium.

The Red Claws have held a fundraising scrimmage during the preseason since the team’s inception in 2009-10, and 2012 will make the second event to be held at Edward Little. Previous recipients have included Portland High School, South Portland High School and Lewiston High School.

“Edward Little High School welcomed the Red Claws in 2009 prior to our first season and jam-packed their gymnasium with fans eager to get the first glimpse at what was then an unknown team,” said Red Claws President and Chairman Bill Ryan, Jr. “After seeing the reports of the conditions at the school, we felt that E.L.H.S. was the best place to host this year’s scrimmage so that we could show our support for the Red Eddies just as they showed their support for us prior to our inaugural season.”

The Red Claws will open their fourth season on the road with games at Canton on November 23 and Fort Wayne on November 25. The team will return to Maine on November 30 for their home opener. Tickets for the 2012-13 regular season will go on sale this Wednesday, October 24 at 8:30 AM and may be purchased calling (207) 210-6655, online at or in person at the Red Claws Team Store and Office located at 413 Congress Street in Portland, Tickets range from $6-$30 and are available for all 24 home games.