ROTARY, P-BRUINS TEAM UP TO HELP END POLIO

Half the Cost of Special $10 Tickets for Oct. 15 Game Will Support Immunization

Providence, RI - The 66 Rotary Clubs in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts are teaming up with the Providence Bruins to support the worldwide effort to end polio forever.

Rotary End Polio Night at the P-Bruins is Friday, October 15 at 7 p.m. at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence.

Thanks to the generosity of the P-Bruins, special $10 tickets for this game are available through all the Rotary clubs, with $5 from each ticket sold going to Rotary's Polio Plus campaign.

"With five dollars going to help immunize children in the Third World against polio and five dollars for a fun night of P-Bruins hockey at The Dunk, this is a true win-win," said Charles K. Murphy, Governor of Rotary District 7950 (the 66 clubs in RI and SE Mass). "Rotary has been a leader in the battle against polio for over 20 years, and with a big push in the next few years we expect to end the threat of this disease forever."

"We're delighted to join local Rotarians in this vitally important cause and we urge hockey fans to get in touch with their nearest Rotary club to buy tickets for this special night," said Kevin Boryczki, Senior Vice President of Customer Relations for the Providence Bruins. "We join Rotary in looking forward to a day in the near future when parents throughout the world will no longer have to fear that polio will cripple or kill their children."

Through its Polio Plus program, established in 1985, more than one million Rotary club members have volunteered their time and personal resources to protect more than two billion children in 122 countries from polio. To date, the organization has contributed more than $700 million - a figure that will rise to more than $850 million by the time the world is certified free from polio. Rotarians also provide valuable support in the field during National Immunization Days and work diligently to secure essential political and financial support from both polio-free and polio affected governments.

The World Health Organization, UNICEF and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are partners with Rotary in the effort.

Providence gets back into action with three games this weekend, beginning Friday at 7:05 p.m. against the Springfield Falcons for Hat Night. Hats are free to the first 2,000 fans. On Saturday, the P-Bruins travel to New Hampshire to face the Manchester Monarchs at 7 p.m. The weekend wraps up on Sunday as Providence hosts the Hartford Wolf Pack at 4:05 p.m. for Magnet Schedule Night. Magnets are free to the first 1,000 in attendance.

P-Bruins ticket packages and individual game tickets are on sale now for the 2010-11 season. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the P-Bruins ticket office at (401) 273-5000 or log on to the team website at providencebruins.com.

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