Besides getting back into the swing of things after spending most of the season injured, Mitch Fritz came up huge all year long on the charitable front and finished the season by helping the Wolf Pack raise $300,000 for March of Dines.
Here's the official release:
WOLF PACK JOINS IN SUCCESSFUL “MARCH FOR BABIES”
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Premier March of Dimes Event Raises $300,000 to Help Every Baby Be Born Healthy
A team of Hartford Wolf Pack fans and staff, captained by Pack player Mitch Fritz and including Head Coach Ken Gernander, joined more than 1,300 walkers yesterday, Sunday, April 27th, in the March of Dimes’ “March for Babies” (formerly known as WalkAmerica). The event, which kicked off at the XL Center, raised an estimated $300,000 to benefit all babies, those born healthy as well as those who need help to survive and thrive. The Hartford Wolf Pack Community Foundation also lent support to the effort, as sponsor of the event’s “Kids’ Zone”.
The money raised through March for Babies, and other March of Dimes fundraising events, supports lifesaving research, community services, education and advocacy that helps babies get a healthy start.
Fritz, who despite being a premature baby himself now stands 6-8 and weighs 258 pounds, led his team of roughly 30 walkers on a spirited trek of three miles through downtown Hartford. That was the crowning touch for Fritz on a year of outstanding citizenship that saw him recognized as the Wolf Pack’s American Specialty/AHL Man of the Year for community service.
Wolf Pack 2008-09 season tickets are also on sale now. For information on all of the Wolf Pack's ticketing options, including full-season, six, 10 and 20-game packages, coupon books and group discounts, contact the Wolf Pack Ticket Office at (860) 548-2000.
(Mitch Fritz photo courtesy of Chris Rutsch via hartfordwolfpack.com)