HARTFORD, February 24, 2014:  Global Spectrum, operators of the XL Center and Hartford Wolf Pack, today announced that the Wolf Pack’s tenth annual “Tip-a-Player” Dinner and Sports Carnival event Tuesday night at the XL Center raised $10,000 for its beneficiary, Gaylord Specialty Healthcare of Wallingford, CT.

Hartford Wolf PackTip-a-Player involved the Wolf Pack players serving dinner to event guests, who dined on great food donated by area restaurants, and enjoying the fun of the sports carnival’s various diversions.  The players also competed for “tips” in “puck bucks”, by engaging in all manner of good-natured fun. 

Among the highlights of the evening were Wolf Pack players showing off their vocal talents by serenading a young lady with “Happy Birthday”, vying to show who could shove the most bubble gum into his maw at one time, and competing to be the player who could leap the highest on the “velcro wall” while clad in a “velcro suit”.

Gaylord Specialty Healthcare provides specialty care for people with spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, stroke and pulmonary disease. 

The Wolf Pack are back in action tomorrow night, Tuesday night, February 25, when they travel to the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, Maine to take on the Portland Pirates.  Faceoff is 7:00 PM, and all of the action can be heard live on Fox Sports Radio 1410, and on-line at www.foxsportsradio1410.com and iHeartRadio.  Video streaming is available at www.ahllive.com.

The Wolf Pack’s next home game is this Friday, February 28, a 7:00 PM contest against the Hershey Bears.  All Wolf Pack Friday-night home games feature $1 hot dogs and $2 beers through the start of the second period, presented by Marc’s Appliance Warehouse, located at 75 Prospect Ave., Hartford, CT.

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