Gladiators announce dates for Sing for Santa
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The Atlanta Gladiators of the ECHL have announced the dates of their Sing for Santa evenings. During the 2017-18 hockey season, the event will take place on Dec. 1 during the Gladiator's game against the Florida Everblades and on Dec. 8 against the Greenville Swamp Rabbits. Both of the special song nights will take place on a Friday. 

The program allows choral schools and choral groups in the Atlanta area to perform. The choruses sing the national anthem before the game and then Christmas carols during the first intermission. For more information on how to get your choir registered for the program, please click here. 

In other Gladiators news, president Joe Gelderman is leaving the organization after 14 years. Gelderman was originally hired as the Gladiators' account executive in 2003 when the team was known as the Gwinnett Gladiators. He stayed in that role until 2006. From 2006 to 2009, Gelderman was the Gladiators director of operations. He then took over vice-president of sales from 2009 to 2014, vice-president of business operations since 2014 and general manager of business operations since 2015. Gelderman's educational background was with the University of Georgia. 

The Gladiators begin their 2017-18 ECHL regular season home schedule against the Florida Everblades on Oct. 20. For ticket information to the Gladiators games, please click here.