Aston, Pennsylvania (October 14, 2015) – To kick off the team’s inaugural season, the Aston Rebels will be hosting Veterans Appreciation weekend November 13 and 14. The team will be auctioning off its specially-designed, game-worn jerseys to support the Travis Manion Foundation, whose mission is to assist our nation’s veterans and families of fallen heroes.
“Every liberty we have in this country is because men and women have dedicated their lives to preserve and protect our values and beliefs” stated John Giacobbo, Vice President of Hockey Operations. “Without our veterans and fallen heroes, this country does not enjoy the freedoms we have and many of us take for granted,” concluded Giacobbo.
Immediately following the Rebels’ November 14 home game against the New Jersey Titans, fans and the team’s family members will be given an opportunity to bid on the players’ jerseys. The auction will take place in between rinks 3 and 4 at the IceWorks Skating Complex.
The President of the Travis Manion Foundation, Ryan Manion Borek, said: “The Travis Manion Foundation is humbled to have been chosen by the Aston Rebels to partner for this great cause. Our nation’s Veterans and families of the fallen deserve our support after sacrificing so much to defend our freedom, and the Rebels organization recognizes the value of honoring these true American heroes.”
The Aston Rebels are a Tier II American Junior hockey team located in Aston, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The team plays in the East Division of the North American Hockey League (NAHL). The North American Hockey League is the only USA Hockey sanctioned Tier II Junior league consisting of 24 teams in 14 states from across North America. Over 400 players from the NAHL have made NCAA commitments since 2013. The team plays its home games at the IceWorks Skating Complex in Aston, Pennsylvania.
The Travis Manion Foundation assists our nation’s Veterans and families of the fallen by empowering them to take the next step in their personal journeys and inspiring the next generation of leaders. The Foundation believes the best way to honor the fallen is by challenging the living. “If Not Me, Then Who…”, the words Travis spoke before leaving for his second and final deployment to Iraq, have inspired a national movement to service. Click here for more on the Travis Manion Foundation.