Otters and Wendy’s unveil Big Assist Wednesdays

The Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League, in cooperation with Wendy’s, have announced that all Wednesday home games at Erie Insurance Arena will benefit an Erie-area non-profit organization during the 2012-2013 OHL season. The program will be known as Wendy’s Big Assist Wednesdays.


Fans can donate an item to the respective Wednesday game and purchase a ticket to that game for just $2. Items can be collected at the Otters Office at 201 East 8th Street leading up to the game or on the day of the game at Erie Insurance Arena. All Wednesday games start at 7:00 p.m.


Additionally, Season Ticket Holders who donate on a Wendy’s Big Assist Wednesday receive a coupon for a free 16 ounce soft drink when they show their Season Ticket Holder ID Card. If an ID card is lost, a replacement can be ordered at


“We’re very proud of our fans that give back to the community,” Otters Director of Operations John Frey said. “Wendy’s Big Assist Wednesdays will help out the great local charities in need as well as provide affordable family entertainment to the Erie area.”


Other charities that will receive donations from Wendy’s Big Assist Wednesdays are Toys for Tots, Coats for Kids, Erie Children’s Museum, Shriners Hospital for Children and the Erie City Mission.


Wendy’s Big Assist Wednesdays


Donation Item


10/24/12 vs. Saginaw

Non-perishable food item

Second Harvest Food Bank

11/14/12 vs. Niagara

New or unwrapped toy*

Toys for Tots

11/28/12 vs. Plymouth

New or gently used coat or jacket*

Coats for Kids

1/9/13 vs. Owen Sound

Magic Markers, Glue, Glitter, Ribbon, Yarn

Erie Children’s Museum

1/23/13 vs. Saginaw

Crayons or coloring books

Shriners Hospital for Children

2/13/13 vs. Niagara

Diapers or cereal#

Erie City Mission

3/13/13 vs. London

Macaroni and Cheese

Second Harvest Food Bank

* – One toy or coat is good for up to four tickets at $2 each.

# – One package of diapers is good for up to eight tickets at $2 each.

All other promotions one item donated equals one ticket at $2.

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