Ironmen Welcome Anti-Violence Organization to Prudential Center
Kids from the Enough is Enough Coalition will help IronDog celebrate his birthday this Sunday (Photo by Rich Graessle)
Newark, N.J. (Tuesday, February 3, 2009) – The New Jersey Ironmen announced today a collaborative effort that they are launching with the Enough is Enough Coalition this weekend. The team will welcome the anti-violence group to Prudential Center this Sunday when the second-year side hosts the Chicago Storm at 1:00 p.m.
“One of the main focuses of the Enough is Enough Coalition is to create activities that help young victims and their families get their minds off the tragedies that they have experienced,” Minister Thomas Ellis, the founder and president of the Enough is Enough Coalition, stated. “What better way to bring a positive experience to these young people than Ironmen soccer?”
The Enough is Enough Coalition positions itself as a positive alternative to guns and violence and was founded in 1993. Minister Ellis started the organization out of a need to address the dangers of guns and violence in the community, and they have a mission to raise the conscious level, awareness, education and prevention of gun violence. The coalition works directly with families who have lost loved ones as a result of gun violence while educating those victims on how to seek out positive lifestyles.
“Our entire group is excited about the game this weekend,” Minister Ellis exclaimed. “We know it is also IronDog’s birthday on Sunday, so the kids can’t wait to wish him a happy one!”
As part of the celebration for IronDog’s birthday, the biggest fan of the Ironmen is hosting some of his mascot buddies for a halftime game against the Ironmen Kids Club. Membership into the Ironmen Kids Club is only $29, and as a member, young fans will enjoy many exclusive perks such as a Kids Club t-shirt, membership card and special surprise gift. Additionally, they will receive two ($20) tickets for an Ironmen game, a personalized card on their birthday and a weekly email from the Ironmen. Any kids interested in joining the Ironmen Kids Club can do so today by calling 1-800-IRONMEN.
The New Jersey Ironmen are also partnering with the New York Titans of the National Lacrosse League this Sunday. Following the Ironmen match at 1:00, the Titans will host the Philadelphia Wings at 7:00 p.m., and Ironmen fans can see both games for only $20. For details on that special Indoor 2-Pack Offer, call 1-800-IRONMEN today!