Allen Americans, Connections Band Team Up for a Good Cause

Composite picture of hockey player and band

The Connections Band will play after the Allen Americans-Tulsa Oilers hockey game.

Faith and Family Night on Nov. 16 to benefit NTC Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

Catch a hockey game, listen to some tunes and contribute to disaster relief efforts – all in one night. Sound exciting? Here’s your chance to do just that.

The Allen Americans, an ECHL professional hockey team that plays its games in the Allen Event Center, is hosting Faith and Family Night on Friday, Nov. 16. The puck drops at 7:05 pm., and an Allen Americans player will give a testimonial on his faith during intermission.

Following the game, the Connections Band – a 14-piece band with horn section founded by UMC clergy – will play a concert on the ice rink. The band performs regularly in the Dallas area and raises funds and awareness to support missions of The United Methodist Church.  

Rev. Rusty King, associate pastor of First UMC Allen and a founding member of the band, said the concert will consist of three contemporary Christian songs and a set of 1970s cover songs.

A donation to the North Texas Conference Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund is part of the annual Faith and Family Night. The Allen Americans will donate a minimum of $1,500 to the fund.

In addition to that donation, the Americans will contribute $4 for every ticket sold through this link. They have reserved a section for the North Texas Conference, and tickets are $18.

Local churches can raise money by purchasing a high volume of tickets and reselling them. The Allen Americans will sell 15 or more tickets at a discounted rate of $12 per ticket. Churches have the option to sell their tickets up to the $22 original value. The church can keep the net profit from tickets sold for use in mission or ministry. To obtain this deal or if you have other questions on ticket purchases, email Amber Barros or call at (972) 912-1011.

For additional questions, call Rev. Rusty King of First UMC Allen at (972) 672-8140.  

Published: Thursday, November 8, 2018