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What is the amount of pledge so far??

From: icecat23   icecat23 is a registered live IceCat
Date: 07-Dec-05
Just wondering how close we are

From: Snagglepulse   Snagglepulse is a registered live IceCat
Date: 07-Dec-05
I phoned someone about it yesterday and he said it was between 1200-1500.

From: SataiStyx   SataiStyx is a registered live IceCat
Date: 07-Dec-05

Sunday's T&G stated 1,128.  This number is for pledges COLLECTED.  The number Snag got was probably the total number of "yes"-es given on pledges.

Judi


From: icecat23   icecat23 is a registered live IceCat
Date: 07-Dec-05

do u think if they are really close they might bring a team in?is it a possibility , thats all i am curious about


From: BlueLine   BlueLine is a registered live IceCat
Date: 07-Dec-05

We know 3,000 seats means that we're in. I think it is too early to throw in the towel on that goal. The number doesn't seem unreasonable given the size of the market. I think we should focus our energy on trying to make that happen and eliminate any doubt.

That said, I can't imagine that a potential ownership group would walk away from a situation where everything else is positive just because we came up a little short. They will be able to continue to sell season tickets after Dec 31 after all, and it will be easier to do with a defined price structure. We can debate how close is close enough, but like I said, I'd prefer to get on with the work of hitting the goal.

 


From: KingIceCat   KingIceCat is a registered live IceCat
Date: 07-Dec-05
icecat23 i thought of that too.  3,000 is not a hard goal to reach, but you have to admit any team that is interested has to know they only worked on this pledge drive for a short time and with no team "announced", and so forth, that they have to take all this into consideration ... at least I would hope.  My feelings are if we even get to 2,500 that is darn good for all the above.  Advertising and etc was not done for a while when they first announced this goal....so I would hope that the intrested parties "WILL" keep that in the back of their minds and know that if they commit, things will pick up even faster!

From: icecat23   icecat23 is a registered live IceCat
Date: 08-Dec-05
I would definitely not throw in the towel....I hope we reach our goal!!!You are definitely right Kingicecat....., and I havent seen 1 commercial yet....i watch tv, but what channels should I tune in to?

From: Jordan Levy Fan  
Date: 08-Dec-05
I heard an ad done by the City Manager on the Jordan Levy Show on WTAG for pledges. How are the tables at the malls doing? I think I saw one at the Mall in Solomons Ponds.

From: Snagglepulse   Snagglepulse is a registered live IceCat
Date: 10-Dec-05
I have an idea on how we can spread the word about our pledge drive. We should try to get some TV newscasters from CBS 4, ABC 5, NBC 7, FOX 25, those types of channels, to do reports on our ticket drive. If the reports air on TV, they should be able to attract a wide audience around Massachusetts, including Worcester County. We might get a big boost in the number of pledges there are.

From: 210   210 is a registered live IceCat
Date: 10-Dec-05
What are the odds we didn't think of that already Snaggy? ;^)

From: KingIceCat   KingIceCat is a registered live IceCat
Date: 10-Dec-05
I've emailed  the news departments for Channel 4, 5, 6 (fox), 7 to let them know the City of Worc /DCU was doing this pledge drive...was hoping mabey one of them might do a small story on this.

From: Snagglepulse   Snagglepulse is a registered live IceCat
Date: 11-Dec-05
Good boy, KingIceCat. I think we should also call the Boston Globe and Herald about our ticket drive and maybe they'll publish articles about it (in hopes Worcester County has plenty of readers of these papers).

From: Speed   Speed is a registered live IceCat
Date: 12-Dec-05
When the drive first started (the first press conference) - I contacted them all. Channel 5 was out here. Problem was the timing. Theo was leaving the Red Sox, it was Celtics opening night... But yes, you can go to the websites of CBS 4, ABC 5, NBC 7, FOX 25 and let them know about the effort being put forth and why it is so important.

From: 128A  
Date: 13-Dec-05

Hey Speed, have you notified all the Youth Hockey Leagues in our area about the ticket drive? 

Most of them have websites you could e-mail and try and spread the word as I know many of them atteneded many of the IceCats games over the years with there kids and parents and probably were some of the best supporters. If you need a list of them let me know as I have been involved in Youth Hockey for fifteen years and know the support they had for our AHL Team.


From: Speed   Speed is a registered live IceCat
Date: 14-Dec-05
Hi 128A, I know Linda hit just about every youth hockey league around and most of them got the word out - as well as put a link on their websites to the pledge drive. What I find amazing is the lack of effort by New England Sports Center. We haven't been able to get in ther with a pledge table. Buffone and Horgan rinks have been more than accomodating. NESC is huge, and it would have been nice to get in there 3 times a week. They have a couple of our flyers up, but having a pledge drive table, being able to answer questions and concerns would have been huge. We'll make sure we tell the new team that comes in who helped and who didn't. :-)

From: 128A  
Date: 14-Dec-05
Speed I will contact a friend at NESC to see if we can get a booth in there and let you know asap.

From: Linda  
Date: 14-Dec-05

These are the teams/organizations I have written to.  I am sure there are others out there that I couldn't find on the internet.

LAKERS YOUTH HOCKEY
PUCKMASTERSMA.COM
TRIBORO YOUTH HOCKEY
MASSACHUSETTS HOCKEY ON-LINE
SMS (SUDBURY, MAYNARD, STOW) YOUTH HOCKEY
SHREWSBURY YOUTH HOCKEY
SOUTH SHORE KINGS
CENTRAL MASS OUTLAWS HOCKEY CLUB
BAY STATE SHARKS
CENTRAL MASS HOCKEY OFFICIALS ORGANIZATION
WALLACE CIVIC CENTER
TWIN VALLEY HOCKEY
ACTON-BOXBORO YOUTH HOCKEY
FRANKLIN FLYERS
NORTH STAR YOUTH FORUM
MINUTEMAN FLAMES

 

 


From: Snagglepulse   Snagglepulse is a registered live IceCat
Date: 15-Dec-05
I sent some of my flyers to the NESC in Marlborough.  Though there were some already there.  I left my flyers there anyway.  I wrote (in my crappy handwriting), "Pledges must be submitted by December 31st!" on the flyers I left.  I also left some at Pure Hockey in Marlborough and Olympia Sports at the Greendale Mall in Worcester.

From: Linda  
Date: 15-Dec-05

I visited NESC during my lunch hour today to speak to the person who will give me an answer tomorrow after he speaks to the owner tonight in a meeting he is having with him.  I explained to him how we were concerned with having less than 1,300 pledges as of last Sunday & how we will need 3,000 pledges by 12/31. I said if we could set up a small table with two volunteers to answer questions & have materials there etc., on Saturdays & Sundays until the end of Dec. for 2 - 3 hrs each day that we would appreciate it very much. I also left new color flyers there that I had picked up from the DCU Center today and asked if the legal size poster could be placed so people could see it & if the flyers could be left for people to see and/or pick up --- perhaps in the team shop. I believe the racks they have are for specific purposes & are usually provided by whoever is sponsoring a hockey camp, etc.  Previously they had given us permission only to have WH2006 material in the office.  All in all, I have visited NESC at least 2 times to ask, not counting the times I have been there following up with them before my son's hockey games to see if we had any updates.  I have also called them about 4 - 5 times to follow up with our request --- either speaking to the person directly or leaving a voice mail --- we're not in there due to a lack of trying.  I am hopeful that we will get a positive answer tomorrow.

I left some new color flyers at Pure Hockey, too, and asked if they could be put where customers would see them.

I also went to the Navin rink as well during my lunch hour. We will be able to set up a table at Navin on 12/18, 12/31 & 1/1 from 9 - 12 in the morning.  We will need 2 volunteers there.  If the volunteers can get there by 8:30 that would be helpful as the person who would help with the table cleans the ice at 9.


From: Snag  
Date: 16-Dec-05
Linda, did you see my flyers? ;)

From: tbyrnefan  
Date: 16-Dec-05
Why dont we call up the big show or something and see if they can talk about our efforts and see what they can do.  Either maybe run our add or even get Sandy Dunn or the mayor on the show for 5 minutes talking about our efforts. 

From: Snagglepulse   Snagglepulse is a registered live IceCat
Date: 08-Jul-06
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