DUBUQUE, Iowa — Ready to have some fun? The Fun Starts Here at Our House in 2017 as the Dubuque Fighting Saints have officially released the 2017–2018 promotional schedule. Opening Night, presented by American Trust, starts the season on the right foot with a celebration of hockey back in the Key City at Our House on Friday, October 6 against the reigning Clark Cup champion Chicago Steel.
Country Night, along with media partner 97 Seven Country WGLR on October 27, features a special guest—country star Jessie Chris! Chris performed at the 2015 CMA Festival, and was the youngest performer to ever play at the event at just 18 years of age. She is also the first-ever country artist to be named Elvis Duran’s Artist of the Month. Chris will be singing the national anthem, and performing a postgame concert in the Medical Associates Club.
Military Appreciation Night, sponsored by Kwik Stop, Dairy Queen and Fazoli’s, returns once again on November 18 to pay tribute to all who serve, or once served, in the United States military. A postgame jersey auction will benefit the Veterans Freedom Center in Dubuque. Last season’s jersey auction raised over $19,000 for the non-profit organization that provides services and fellowship to retired veterans in the Tri-State Area.
The Inflatamaniacs have entertained audiences at sporting events and festivals around the world with their crazy dances and unique antics. Once featured on the hit NBC show America’s Got Talent, the Inflatamaniacs are now coming to Our House on November 25.
Bears will fly this holiday season as we help those in need this upcoming holiday season with the 8th-annual Teddy Bear Toss on December 2, along with media partner Dubuque’s Super Hits 106.1 FM. An average of over 1,500 stuffed animals have been donated to Toys for Tots every year, and this year, we are looking to make it a new record.
New this year is the Markers for St. Mark’s School Supply Drive, sponsored by Crawford Company North on January 6. Join the Saints in helping students around the area learn and grow with the materials they need to succeed.
After the tremendous success of Saint4Life Night last season, the event has evolved into Saint4Life Weekend! On January 12 and 13, celebrate the tremendous success of Fighting Saints hockey—past and present. Join in the celebration with a Jim Montgomery bobblehead giveaway on January 12.
The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, start in February, and Bernie the St. Bernard has been training during the offseason to make his mark and help the United States medal! Celebrate the 2018 Winter Olympics with Olympics Night on February 10. The first 1,000 fans in the door will receive an Olympics-themed Bernie bobblehead.
Bernie and his pals are set to party at Our House! The immensely popular Mascot Mania, sponsored by Victory Ford, returns once again on February 24. Join Bernie and his best bud Maxx the Mustang as they corral all of their friends from around the Tri-State Area to duke it out in a dance contest, as well as take part in the best game on ice during an intermission showdown.
Autism Awareness Night returns to Our House for a second consecutive season, sponsored by Prairie Farms Dairy! Last year, the game featured a sellout crowd, and the team raised $2,400 to benefit Unified Therapy Services’ 5K Run/Walk for Autism benefit in April through ticket sales and a special Autism Awareness t-shirt.
Join Ryder and his fleet of rescue dogs from the hit Nickelodeon show PAW Patrol as we celebrate our first-ever PAW Patrol Night on April 13! Meet the characters from the hit show for a meet-and-greet on the concourse throughout the night. The show has been a smashing success since airing in 2013, once holding the distinction the highest-rated preschool TV program in the country.
Fan Appreciation Night, presented by American Trust, closes out the regular season on April 14. The first 1,000 fans will receive a team poster upon entry to Our House.
The full promotional schedule is available at DubuqueFightingSaints.com. Tickets for all games will go on sale starting on Tuesday, September 5 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased by calling 563.583.6880, or online at DubuqueFightingSaints.com.