The Ontario Reign will have military appreciation night on April 6 against the San Diego Gulls at the Citizens Business Bank Arena. Fans will have the opportunity to purchase a Reign military t-shirt and tickets with the proceeds going to the Bob Hope United Service Organization.
There are four Bob Hope United Service Organizations in southern California with the Ontario location in the west wing of the Ontario International Airport. The organization's purpose is to assist American military in staying connected to their family, home and country while they are serving.
Bob Hope was an American actor who lived until he was 100 years old. He performed shows and entertained troops in some of the most dangerous wars in the world during the 20th century. They included World War II, the Vietnam War, the Lebanon Civil War, the Korean War, the Iran-Iraq War and the Gulf War. Hope was a five-time winner at the Academy Awards for his humanitarianism.
The Reign meanwhile recognized a player of their own for his humanitarianism on Thursday. Brett Sutter was acknowledged for his time with children in wheelchairs and trying to teach them floor hockey, and is the Reign's 2018 nominee of the American Hockey League Man of the Year Award.
Ontario is currently in second place in the Pacific Division with eight more regular season games to go. The Reign and the Gulls each have a winning percentage of .600.
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