The Buffalo Sabres Green Team has again teamed up with the nonprofit Cell Phones for Soldiers organization to provide troops serving in the U.S. military with cost-free methods of communication with their loved ones.
The collection drive welcomes donations of gently used mobile phones during the following home games at First Niagara Center: Thursday, Feb. 4, vs. St. Louis; Saturday, Feb. 7, vs. Dallas; Sunday, Feb. 8, vs. the New York Islanders; and Tuesday, Feb. 10, vs. Ottawa. In addition, donations can be made at any time during the promotion at the First Niagara Center box office, whose normal hours of operation at First Niagara Center are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Donated cell phones will be sent to Michigan-based ReCellular for recycling. For every donated phone, Cell Phones for Soldiers is able to provide two and a half hours of free talk time for deployed troops.
Fans who donate phones will receive a coupon for 25 Fan Advantage points, which are redeemable for prizes from the store in the Sabres' new Fan Advantage smart phone application.
The Buffalo Sabres are dedicated to the sustainability of the environment in Western New York and Southern Ontario through the "Blue & Gold Make Green Initiative." The organization is committed to creating programming to help its fans reduce their environmental footprint and, at the same time, educate Sabres fans on conservation issues, teaching fans how to be greener, and directing them to additional resources where they can learn more about environmental issues.
The Buffalo Sabres Green Team is presented by National Fuel's conservation incentive program and supported by "green" partner Modern Recycling.