September 21, 2017
ProMedica is presenting sponsor of 2019 CCM/ECHL All-Star Weekend
The Toledo Walleye are pleased to announce a partnership with ProMedica as the presenting sponsor of the 2019 CCM/ECHL All-Star Weekend.
“We are excited to again be joining with ProMedica to showcase our downtown and all the Toledo region has offer to so many visitors,” said Toledo Walleye General Manager Neil Neukam. “For the Walleye, this sponsorship is the continuation of what has been a very strong partnership with ProMedica built around community, youth, health and wellness.”
“ProMedica is pleased to be the presenting sponsor of the 2019 CCM/ECHL All-Star Weekend,” said Randy Oostra, president and CEO, ProMedica. “As an anchor institution, ProMedica is committed to supporting events that impact the well-being of our communities and help boost our local economy. We look forward to partnering once again with the Walleye to put on a fantastic event that will put Toledo in the national spotlight.”
The All-Star Weekend festivities will begin on Friday, January 18 with Fanfest in Hensville and wraps up on Monday, January, 21 with the CCM/ECHL All-Star Game and Skills Competition at the Huntington Center.
The four-day event also features the Walleye Winterfest Youth Hockey, Hensville Lights, 5th Annual Winter Brewfest, ECHL and Toledo Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, and a Toledo Walleye regular season game.
This annual event is attended by representatives from the National Hockey League, American Hockey League as well as the best from the ECHL. Previous ECHL All-Star Classics have generated more than $1 million each for the local economy.
Toledo Walleye Game Plan Holders will have the first opportunity to reserve tickets for the CCM/ECHL All-Star Weekend. More information on All-Star Weekend tickets coming soon.
About the ECHL
Began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states, the ECHL has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 27 teams in 21 states and one Canadian province for its 29th season in 2016-17. There have been 623 players who have gone on to play in the National Hockey League after starting their careers in the ECHL, including 24 who made their NHL debuts in the 2016-17 season. The ECHL has affiliations with 27 of the 30 NHL teams in 2017-18, marking the 21st consecutive season that the league has affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL. Further information on the ECHL is available on its website at ECHL.com.
ProMedica is a mission-based, not-for-profit healthcare organization serving northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. The 12-hospital system has more than 15,000 employees, nearly 2,100 physicians and advanced practice providers with privileges, and more than 800 healthcare providers employed by ProMedica Physicians. Additionally, it offers a health plan, Paramount, which serves 331,000 members including more than 230,000 members in the statewide Medicaid plan. Driven by its Mission to improve your health and well-being, ProMedica offers a full range of diagnostic, medical and surgical specialties in areas such as emergency medicine and trauma, behavioral health, heart and vascular, oncology, orthopaedics, neurology, and women’s and children’s services. The health system has been nationally recognized for its advocacy programs and efforts to raise awareness about hunger as a health issue. For more information about ProMedica, please visit www.promedica.org/aboutus.