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23932Komets host annual Comcast Report Card Night Saturday

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  • CyberKomets
    Feb 1, 2011


    Fort Wayne Komet Hockey Club
    1010 Memorial Way , Fort Wayne , IN   46805 | 260.483.0011
    Contact: Chuck Bailey, Director of Communications
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    Comcast tradition of giving to The Literacy Alliance tops $260,000 over 19 years

    Fort Wayne, IN. | Tuesday, February 1, 2011 --  This Saturday, February 5th, the Komets will host the Wichita Thunder with a 7:30pm ET faceoff on their annual Comcast Komet Report Card Night.  Comcast Komet Report Card Night has become one of the most successful, emulated and recognized literacy programs in all of North American Minor League sports. 

    All area students who receive at least one “A” on their report card are rewarded with a FREE ticket to the Komet game on Saturday, February 5th, courtesy of Comcast.  Students need only present a copy of their report card with an “A” or an “A Equivalent” or a letter from their teacher or school administrator indicating an acceptable level of academic success at the Memorial Coliseum Ticket Office in order to receive their ticket. 

    Tickets may be claimed anytime in advance of the game, and the Komets encourage students to GET THEIR TICKETS EARLY as Comcast Komet Report Card Night traditionally sells-out the 10,500 seat capacity of The Jungle on Komet Game Night.

    Comcast pledges a donation for each “A” student who attends with ALL proceeds going directly to The Literacy Alliance.  The Literacy Alliance helps students and people of all ages improve reading skills to be better parents, productive employees and contributing citizens throughout the Fort Wayne Area.  Attendance for the event has reached target levels for “A” students and subsequent donation each of the last nine previous seasons. 

    Over the past 19 years, including Komet Report Card Nights, Comcast has donated more than $260,000 to the Literacy Alliance.  19 years after its creation, Report Card Night continues to produce measurable results toward the goal of total literacy in our community.  Through the efforts of Comcast, The Literacy Alliance, and all Komet fans the Komets hope to continue this tremendous program for many seasons to come.

    Komet executive vice president Scott Sproat offered the following perspective on the annual event saying “The Komets are pleased and humbled to be just a small part of the support that Comcast and their Xfinity brand offers to the Fort Wayne community through Report Card Night and other community programs.  Of all the initiatives we are involved in, we truly take the most pride in the continued success and impact of Comcast Komet Report Card Night.  It’s not just about the financial impact to The Literacy Alliance but also the impact that rewarding area students for their academic performance produces.  There is nothing more rewarding than seeing a student recognized for working hard to be the best that they can be.”

    In addition to Friday night's game against Wichita , the Komets will also host the Thunder Saturday night at 7:30pm ET as part of a weekend home doubleheader. 

    Tickets for all Komet home games are on sale at the Coliseum Ticket Office and online at www.ticketmaster.com.  For more Komet Hockey information visit the Komet office, call
    260-483-0011 or visit the Komets' website at www.komets.com.