Recap: Season Ticket Holder & VIP Appreciation Events During Mini-Camp
by Elisabeth Osmeloski
While the coaching staff and players descended on the Wasatch front for their first few days of team meetings and practice drills on the field, the front office hosted several events that rallied up fan and community support for the team and The Alliance.
The Salt Lake Stallions hosted a luncheon with over 100 business executives and community leaders from local associations, charities and youth sports organizations to introduce the team to Utah’s professional sports landscape.
Special guest and AAF Head of Player Relations, Troy Polamalu along with Dr. Jeremy Blanchard, Head of Player Wellness addressed the crowd to share the league’s vision for supporting player physical, mental and emotional well being.
Team President Tyler Howell highlighted for the local business community a number of ways to get involved with Utah’s first professional football team in the upcoming inaugural season. From group ticket purchases for employee perks to partnership and sponsorship opportunities, local companies were eager to learn more about how they could help the team get off to a solid start in the community. (Photos from the event here.)
Holiday Event Full of Fan Cheer
The team’s earliest supporters came out in force for an evening full of family fun at Rio Tinto Stadium, where the coaching staff and a number of players came out to meet and take pictures with season ticket holders, signing autographs for fans of all ages.
Local standouts Matt Asiata, Anthony Williams, Handsome Tanielu, Tanner Balderee and others were in attendance along with all four Stallions quarterbacks, including Idaho’s Matt Linehan. Wide receiver Kenny Bell (Nebraska) and QBs Austin Allen (Arkansas), Josh Woodrum (Baltimore Ravens) and BJ Daniels (3 Super Bowl appearances with the Seattle Seahawks, Atlanta Falcons) received warm welcomes to Utah from the crowd.
Seeing the early camaraderie of former Utah, Utah State, BYU, SUU and Weber State players coming together off the field showed a glimpse of what Salt Lake Stallions fans can expect to see from a united team on the field in February.
The evening also resulted in a number of toy donations under the tree that will be distributed to children in need this holiday season.
See the full event photo album on the Salt Lake Stallions Facebook page.
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