San Francisco, Calif. – The San Francisco Bulls Professional Hockey Team, proud affiliate of the San Jose Sharks, will be hosting National Anthem tryouts on Saturday, August 18 from 1-3 pm at PIER 39 – Crystal Geyser ALPINE SPRING WATER Stage. The event will be open to the public. Contestants will vie for the chance to sing the National Anthem at an SF Bulls game during the team’s inaugural 2012-13 regular season. Determining the winners will be a panel of guest judges: KGO ABC7 News Anchor Dan Ashley, Comcast SportsNet’s San Jose Sharks Insider Kevin Kurz, KRON 4 News Anchor Vicki Liviakis and from BRAVO’s Miss Advised Emily Morse. Following the audition, the public is invited to Players Sports Grill and Arcade in PIER 39 for a “Meet ‘N’ Greet” with SF Bulls forwards Hans Benson and Peter Sivak, team coaches, including SF Bulls President & Head Coach Pat Curcio, and the mascot, Rawhide.
Contestants will perform 30 seconds of the National Anthem, and a verse and chorus of a song of their choice. Six of the hopefuls will be announced the winners by 4 pm of the same day, and earn the right to perform the National Anthem at an SF Bulls game.
After the competition, the “Meet ‘N’ Greet will take place at Players Sports Grill and Arcade from 3-4 pm. Fans will have the chance to enter and win a “VIP Bulls Experience.”
Ashley, an Emmy Award winner, has been with ABC7 since 1995. He works now as anchor of ABC7 News at 6 & 11 p.m. and ABC7 News at 9 p.m. on Your TV20, weekdays.
Kurz can be found covering the San Jose Sharks on Comcast SportsNet’s SportsNet Central, Chronicle Live, Sharks Pregame Live and Postgame Live and other NHL related programming. Kurz also contributes to CBSBayArea.com and CSNCalifornia.com.
Morse can be seen as a personality on BRAVO’s Miss Advised. She has also launched the Sex with Emily show and authored “Hot Sex: Over 200 Things You Can Try Tonight.”
Liviakis is an anchor and general assignment reporter for KRON 4. Her work has earned her an Emmy Award for Best Entertainment Program.
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.
SF Bulls season tickets start as low as $12.50 a seat and include the first four games of the Kelly Cup Playoffs, savings on parking and special invitations to “Meet The Team” and Chalk Talk Events. Click here to find out more 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/