Left: Michael Clark (VP / GM), Center: Adam, Right: Tammy Santiago (Director of Performance Partnerships)
Date: April 24, 2013
Place: P.J. Whelihan's / Bethlehem, Pa
On Wed. April 24 2013, The Lehigh Valley Steelhawks organization once again showed how much they care about the community.
The Steelhawks partnered with a local restaurant and held a 2 hour benefit. From 6 - 8 p.m., 15% of a person's bill went to Race for Adam. In the past few years, I have seen benefits for Adam in the Lehigh Valley, Pa area. After finding out about this one, on Facebook, I decided to stop by.
My knowledge of the Steelhawks organization began by attending a uniform unveiling. Followed by Interviewing Michael Clark before the season began. Curious if his words about what the organization does for the fans / community, I attended the home opener. I was satisfied the organizations actions backed up his words at a game. I wanted to find out if their actions backed up words off the field. They do.
I arrived around 7. I didn't want anyone to know I was there right away. Sat down at the bar, ordered a beer and started to observe the crowd. This was my first time at P.J. Whelihan's.
The Steelhawks were very social. Everyone was very approachable. Smiling, talking having a good time. Just like they are after a game. Requests for photos were gladly accepted. Not just for the promotional end. Everyone was genuine and sincere. I could tell Adam was having a great time!
When I was ready to leave, I walked over and said hi to Tammy and Michael. They were glad I showed up. I was introduced to Adam. A very special person who does not look for the spotlight, but enjoys life. He spreads that love of life simply through his smile.
The Steelhawks answered the last question this journalist had. Are they genuine and real off the field as they are on it? Answer: Yes. This organization takes the game very seriously. More important, They take the community and making a difference in our world / lives even more seriously.
Michael Clark, the actions of the team and organization have proved the words you spoke in the interview. You and the entire organization have something to be very proud of.
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