The Bridgeport Sound Tigers Booster Club is celebrating its sixteenth year. A membership fee is collected annually. Monthly meetings at times feature guest speakers and are usually held the third Tuesday of the month. Each member receives a pin and a free monthly newsletter Tiger Tales.
Road trips are also planned in order to provide support to our team on the road. When the guys travel any distance our club supplies them with extra energy food items. The players look forward to seeing the peanut butter, jelly, bananas, and granola waiting for them in the locker room in between periods. They have said it helps rejuvenate them after a long bus ride.
The BSTBC welcome visiting Booster Club members when they visit the Webster Bank Arena. Our club is a member of the Association of American Hockey League Booster Club and has just hosted its' 53rd annual convention this past September. All members in good standing are eligible to attend this event which will take place in Chicago next September.
The booster club hosts two major events during the season -- a Welcome Dinner early in the season and an Awards Dinner -- each include the entire team where members are able to introduce themselves to the players and the players get to know who is cheering for them in the stands.
The Booster Club also assists the front office in supplying volunteers to help hand out promotional materials and give aways at home games and welcoming fans to the Arena.
At most home games the Booster Club has a table set up on the concourse. Fundraising items from player pins, spirit bracelets, Sound Tiger dog tags, and other hockey souvenirs are sold or raffled off from our table.
Because of these fundraising offerings we have been able to donate over $160,000 in the last fifteen years to numerous charitable organizations. The Booster Club has supported the Ronald McDonald House, PT Barnum Pediatric Center, Bridgeport Rescue Mission, CT Food Bank, the Umbrella Group, Spooner House, International Rett Syndrome Foundation, CT Storm Hockey Team, and the New York Islanders Children's Foundation. Along with these wonderful charities we also support the Siberian Tigers at the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport.
The most visible way the Bridgeport Sound Tiger Booster Club members show their support to the Sound Tigers is by letting the players know we are there when they are on the ice — with our voices, chanting "Let's Go Tigers"!
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The purpose of the Bridgeport Sound Tiger Booster Club is to show our support to both the team and local communities and promote the love of hockey with the players, fans and other Booster Clubs.
The BSTBC has generously contributed to many charities. We work year round to raise funds for these charitable organizations and are proud of what we have accomplished so far.