Fargo Force Partners With Red Cross For Victims Of Hurricane Sandy

Fargo Force Marketing Director Whitney Baumgartner (left) hands a check to Red Cross Chief Development Officer Lynn Speral (right) from the ‘Open Skate’ event.

The Fargo Force helped support the mission of the American Red Cross by hosting an ‘open skate’ at Scheels Arena on December 3rd for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Members of both the Fargo Force and Fargo Davies hockey teams were in attendance to skate with all attendees from the public. Dozens of families attended the event and contributed to raising funds, with all donations going directly to the American Red Cross Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

“The Fargo Force is happy to partner with the American Red Cross to raise money for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts,” Fargo Force Community & Media Relations Manager Whitney Baumgartner said. “The turnout was great and it was heartwarming to see people from this community come out to support a cause that may not even directly affect their lives here in the Midwest.”

At the event, fans registered for a chance to win tickets for a home game against the Sioux City Musketeers. Players also signed autographs during and after the open skate.

“We are grateful that organizations like this step up to host these events because they make a big difference,” Chief Development Officer Lynn Speral said. “Thanks to the Force for supporting our mission.”

The Fargo Force is a member of the United States Hockey League and is in its fifth year as a franchise in the Fargo-Moorhead community.