Skyforce Set to Host Military Night
Sioux Falls, S.D. (February 1, 2007) - The Sioux Falls Skyforce announced today that they will host their third annual Military Night game on Saturday, February 3, against the Anaheim Arsenal. Military personnel can show their military ID at a designated table next to the Sioux Falls Arena box office before the game to receive free tickets courtesy of Architecture Incorporated.
Skyforce players will be wearing camouflage jerseys which can be won via silent auction through the third quarter of Saturday night's contest. Winners of the jerseys will be announced throughout the fourth quarter of the game and all of the proceeds from the silent auction will benefit Operation Opening Cares/Doors, a charity of the Sioux Falls Skyforce.
In addition the silent auction, the Skyforce will also host an enlistment ceremony during halftime. Over 100 young men and women who have signed up for the Air Force, Army, Marines and Navy will take part in a ceremony that will officially enlist them into one of the previously mentioned organizations.
About Operation Cares/Opening Doors
In March of 2003, the Sioux Falls Skyforce created a charity to benefit family members of soldiers who were sent overseas for service. Operation Cares was launched with the help of over twenty Sioux Falls businesses. This effort has been very successful as we have raised and distributed over $100,000. All proceeds have gone to help military families with everyday needs such as car repairs, groceries, home repairs, etc.
A new effort was launched in June of 2004 called Operation Opening Doors. This will serve as a branch of Operation Cares benefiting soldiers who return home with a disability. These soldiers' houses will be renovated to assist their transition back home. Operation Opening Doors will aid soldiers by providing services such as installing ramps, widening doorways, and retrofitting bathrooms with accessible equipment.
The Sioux Falls Skyforce next home game is on Friday, February 2, against the Anaheim Arsenal. Tipoff is set for 7:00 p.m. at the Sioux Falls Arena. For information on group and single game tickets please call a Skyforce representative at (605) 332-0605.