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Sharks, City of Worcester, combine efforts with Red Cross to help tornado victims
Join the fundraising effort at the DCU Center on Wednesday, May 25th from 12-6pm
WORCESTER, MA – Worcester Sharks President Michael A. Mudd announced today that the Worcester Sharks and the SMG managed DCU Center of Worcester will be hosting a fundraiser / raffle at the DCU Center on Wednesday, May 25th from 12pm-6pm to benefit the American Red Cross. All proceeds raised to be donated to the American Red Cross to support the victims of the tornado in Joplin, Missouri and numerous other disaster clients affected by disasters across the country.
Monetary donations will be collected outside of the DCU Center Box Office from 12-6pm on Wednesday, May 25. Take a shot in the SharkHead Shootout and meet FINZ! Worcester Tornadoes mascot Twister will also make a special appearance!
The American Red Cross will set up an information table in hopes of signing up future volunteers. Register Wednesday at the DCU Center to join the Red Cross Disaster Action team to ensure continued support and to be ready when the time comes.  To date, 8,900 Red Cross workers have deployed to assist disaster clients since March 31st.
“The Worcester Sharks are excited to team up with our partners and the city of Worcester to help those in need in Joplin, Missouri,” said Mudd. “Although the Worcester Tornado happened over 50 years ago, it is still a vivid memory for all of those that survived. We felt it was important to help our neighbors in the south during this very difficult time.”
WHAT: Fundraising efforts and call to action benefiting the community of Joplin, Missouri and numerous other disaster clients affected by disasters across the country through the American Red Cross with the support of the Worcester Sharks, DCU Center, Worcester Tornadoes, WXLO, and the city of Worcester.
WHERE: DCU Center in Worcester (outside in front of the Box Office). Street parking available.
WHEN: Wednesday, May 25 from 12-6pm (nice day expected to be outside!)
·         American Red Cross
·         Worcester City Manager Michael O’Brien (12:30pm)
·         Two survivors of the Worcester Tornado collecting donations
·         Worcester Sharks staff and mascot FINZ
·         Worcester Tornadoes players, staff and mascot Twister (3-5pm)
·         DCU Center Staff
DONATE: With each $5 donation, donors will receive (1) raffle ticket to win some great prizes including;
·         A Logan Couture game used and signed stick from the San Jose Sharks
·         A T.J. Trevelyan game worn black jersey from the 2010-11 season
·         Worcester Sharks experience pack for four
·         Four tickets in the DCU Center Suite Box to Kid Cudi on July 28th (donated by DCU Center)
·         Four tickets to Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus in October (donated by DCU Center)
·         Perfect Game Gift Cards (4 at $25)
·         Worcester Tornados team autographed jersey
·         Red Cross CPR Course gift certificate
·         Red Cross First Aid Kit
·         Everyone donating will receive a free day pass to the Central Rock Gym of Worcester
*All proceeds to benefit the American Red Cross
In addition, UNOS Chicago Bar and Grille, located directly across from the DCU Center, will donate 20% of every bill to the Red Cross. (offer available for lunch and dinner on Wednesday, May 25)
The WXLO Street Team will be on site at the DCU Center from 12-2pm.
Can’t make it to the event on Wednesday, no problem! Everyone can help by making a donation to help the thousands of people affected by this disaster. Donate by visiting, or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
Until Sunday evening, the Worcester tornado of June 9, 1953, which killed 94 people, was the last single tornado to kill 90 or more people. As of today, the Joplin tornado had killed at least 116 people, according to Missouri officials. The Worcester tornado ranks 20th on a list of deadly tornadoes since records have been kept, according to the National Weather Service.

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