SAINT PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Swarm will host its fifth annual Winter Bowl event on Saturday, Jan. 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sky Deck Sports Grille & Lanes, located on the fourth floor of Mall of America. The event is open to all Swarm fans and admission is free.
Fans in attendance will have the opportunity to bowl with Swarm players and staff, as well enjoy complimentary arcade play and a free lunch buffet.
"The Winter Bowl event is a great way to give back to our fan base and it really gives them an opportunity to develop relationships with our players outside of the arena,” Swarm Co-Owner and Vice President Andy Arlotta said. “I want to thank SkyDeck Sports Grille & Lanes for partnering with us on this event this year, and going the extra mile to ensure that this year’s event will be our best one yet.”
Swarm players that will be at the event include 2012 NLL Transition Player of the Year Andrew Suitor, 2011 NLL Scoring Champion F Ryan Benesch, 2012 NLL All-Rookie Team member T Jordan MacIntosh, second-year forwards Corbyn Tao, Joel Henry and Pat Smith, as well as rookies F Shayne Jackson, D Alex Crepinsek, and G Ryan Masters. Assistant coach Aime Caines will represent the Swarm’s coaching staff at the event.
The Toyota Professor will also be present along with in-arena host Lindsay Guentzel, and the two will be accompanied by team mascot Buzz.
Swarm fans interested in attending the event can register online at mnswarm.com/bowl. Players listed above will also be signing autographs and posing for photos. In addition, fans will have the opportunity to win Swarm prizes as well as purchase team merchandise at the event.
Minnesota (0-1) opened its 2013 season last Saturday with a narrow defeat against the Buffalo Bandits, losing 13-12. The Swarm returns to action at Toronto on Friday, Jan. 25 at 6:30 p.m. CT. The team’s home opener will be played the following night, Saturday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. CT against the Washington Stealth on Treasure Island Field at Xcel Energy Center.
Swarm fans looking to lock up 2013 Season Tickets can take advantage of a Buy 2, Get 2 at 50% offer. By purchasing two season tickets at full price, fans can add an additional two tickets for half the cost. Single Game Tickets start as low as $21 for all eight home games in 2013. For purchasing information on both Season and Single Game Tickets, fans can call 1-888-MN-SWARM or visit mnswarm.com