San Francisco, Calif. – The San Francisco Bulls Professional Hockey Team, proud affiliate of the San Jose Sharks, released today the 2012-13 promotional schedule highlights. Featured throughout the season will be a series of ongoing promotions, as well as special theme nights and giveaways for the whole family. Mini-Plans available of 18, 12 and 6 games will include many of the promotional dates planned. More promotional dates and events will be announced at a future date.
The Bulls kick-off their inaugural 2012-13 season on Friday, October 12 at the Cow Palace with the Opening Night Celebration, as professional hockey returns to San Francisco for the first time in over 16 years. Fans in attendance will receive a 2012-13 Magnetic Schedule. The following night on Saturday, October 13, the arena will be rockin’ again when Cowbells or Rally Towels will be given to fans.
The Bulls keep on giving in the month of November. Following the team’s nine-game road trip, on Friday, November 9, fans will walk away with an SF Bulls Hat. On Saturday, November 10, it’s a Schedule Poster Giveaway. Families will want to bring their kids out to the Saturday, November 17 for the Bulls Youth T-shirt Giveaway.
The month of December will feature one of the biggest traditions in ice hockey, the Teddy Bear Toss. On Friday, December 7, fans are encouraged to bring a new stuffed animal to the Cow Palace to throw onto the ice following the Bulls’ first goal. All of the stuffed animals will then be donated to a local hospital. It’s an interactive hockey tradition you won’t want to miss. The next night, on Saturday, December 8, fans will receive a Special Bulls Holiday Stocking. To close out the month, on Friday, December 28, fans receive a Bulls T-shirt.
On Friday, January 4, in honor of the team playing at the legendary Cow Palace, fans will receive a Foam Cowboy Hat. Fans attending All Faiths Night on Saturday, January 19 will receive a Bulls Hat. All Faiths Night festivities will also include Faith testimonials and live concerts.
Jersey collectors will want to circle Sunday, February 10 on the calendar, when the team will wear Specialty Jerseys to be auctioned off following the conclusion of the game. Dog lovers will have a unique opportunity to bring their K-9 to the Bulls game on Sunday, February 17 for Pucks and Paws Day.
March, the busiest month of the season, will feature a “Green” Tote Bag Giveaway on Friday, March 8. On Saturday, March 9 is Travel Mug Giveaway. The Bulls will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday, March 16 with a Special Edition St. Patrick’s Day Hat Giveaway. For Breast Cancer Awareness Night on Friday, March 22, women will receive a commemorative Bulls Pink Hat. On Saturday, March 23, the Bulls will host a Live Post-Game Jersey Auction for the team’s Orange Jerseys. Plus, fans will receive a Rally Towel or Cow Bell. Fan Appreciation Night on Friday, March 29 will complete the home regular season schedule. Fans will receive a Commemorative 2012-13 Bulls Inaugural Season Poster.
Throughout the season, Bulls fans will have the chance to participate in in ongoing promotions, in addition to the special theme nights and giveaways. Get a Pair Wednesdays will feature two for one hot dog specials. The Cow Palace will host Thirsty Thursdays, with two for one domestic beers. Play along with all of your friends on Hockey Bingo Fridays. Receive a Bingo card and watch to see if your spaces are completed during the game to receive special Bulls prizes. Kids, 12 and under, in attendance on Sundays will have the chance to take a Shot at the Bulls Goal after the game. Available for Sunday games are the 4 for $64 Ticket Packs, including four Seats on Goal tickets, four hot dogs and four sodas. Throughout the entire season, fans will have the opportunity to take part in Chuck-A-Puck during an intermission. Purchase a rubber puck and have it land closest to center ice to win the grand prize.
The puck drops on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday games at 7:15 pm, with doors opening at 6 pm. Sunday games will have a 2:15 pm start time, with doors opening at 1 pm. Call the Bulls office at 855-SF-BULLS (855-732-8557) to reserve Season Tickets or Mini-Plans and guarantee the same seats for the promotional nights.
Below are some highlights from the 2012-13 Partial Promotional Schedule and included mini-plan games. More promotions to be released later on this summer.
|Bakersfield||Fri||10/12/2012||Opening Night & Magnetic Schedule Giveaway#|
|Bakersfield||Sat||10/13/2012||Opening Night & Rally Towel/Cow Bell Giveaway*|
|Stockton||Fri||11/9/2012||Bulls Hat Giveaway#|
|Ontario||Sat||11/10/2012||Schedule Poster Giveaway*|
|Utah||Sat||11/17/2012||Kids T-Shirt Giveaway#|
|Ontario||Fri||11/23/2012||Player Tote Bag Giveaway|
|Stockton||Sat||11/24/2012||Toy Drive & Team Photo Giveaway|
|Colorado||Fri||12/7/2012||Teddy Bear Toss Night|
|Colorado||Sat||12/8/2012||Holiday Stocking Giveaway#|
|Las Vegas||Fri||12/28/2012||Adult T-Shirt Giveaway#|
|Colorado||Fri||1/4/2013||Western Night/Foam Cowboy Hat Giveaway^|
|Stockton||Sat||1/19/2013||Faith Night & Bulls Hat Giveaway^|
|Bakersfield||Sat||2/9/2013||Specialty Jersey Weekend & Player Poster Giveaway|
|Bakersfield||Sun||2/10/2013||Specialty Jersey Auction & Player Poster Giveaway^|
|Stockton||Sun||2/17/2013||Pucks and Paws Day & Pet Bowl Giveaway^|
|Alaska||Fri||3/8/2013||Eco Friendly Night & Tote Bag Giveaway*|
|Alaska||Sat||3/9/2013||Eco Friendly Night & Travel Mug Giveaway|
|Utah||Sat||3/16/2013||St. Patrick’s Day Hat Giveaway^|
|Stockton||Fri||3/22/2013||Breast Cancer Awareness Night & Pink Hat Giveaway*|
|Stockton||Sat||3/23/2013||Orange Jersey Auction & Rally Towel/Cow Bell Giveaway|
|Idaho||Fri||3/29/2013||Fan Appreciation Night & Commemorative Poster Giveaway^|
Dates and promotions are subject to change. Check back to sfbulls.com for giveaway quantities and age restrictions.
* Included in the 18-Game Mini-Plan
^ Included in the 18 and 12-Game Plans
# Included in the 18, 12 and 6-Game Plans
Fans, you still have a chance to get two (2) complimentary tickets to the Bulls’ exhibition game on October 3 at the Cow Palace against the Stockton Thunder. Simply fill out the form below.
About the San Francisco Bulls
The San Francisco Bulls Professional Hockey Team will officially take the ice as an expansion team of the ECHL on October 12. The Bulls are the ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s San Jose Sharks. The Bulls are part of the Western Conference of the ECHL, and will play a 72-game schedule with 36 home games to take place at the legendary Cow Palace. The ECHL’s Western Conference includes the following member teams and their NHL affiliates: Colorado Eagles (Winnipeg Jets), Idaho Steelheads (Dallas Stars), Utah Grizzlies (Calgary Flames), Ontario Reign (Los Angeles Kings), Stockton Thunder (Edmonton Oilers), Alaska Aces, Bakersfield Condors and Las Vegas Wranglers. For more information about The San Francisco Bulls, including Season Ticket opportunities and corporate partnerships, please visit http://sfbulls.com or call 415-469-9843.
About the ECHL:
The ECHL began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states. Today, the league has 23 teams in 16 states. The ECHL celebrates its 25th Anniversary in 2012-13 and is the third-longest tenured professional hockey league behind only the National Hockey League and the American Hockey League. The ECHL has had 234 players reach the NHL over the last seven seasons. It’s the primary developmental league for the NHL and the AHL. On opening day of the 2011-12 season, 83 former ECHL players were on NHL rosters. The ECHL teams are divided into the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference. All teams play a 72-game schedule. For more information please visit http://www.echl.com/