News & Events - Jordan's Furniture
Santa brought holiday cheer to kids and their families during the Genesis Fund’s eighth annual holiday party for children with Down Syndrome on Sunday December 9, 2012 at Jordan’s Furniture in Avon. Children and their families opened presents from Santa while they enjoyed the historic Enchanted Village, as well as Polar Express 4D The Ride, the Holiday Laser LITE Show, facepainting, the Reindeer Game and breakfast. About 250 guests attended the party, including parents and families of the Feingold Center for Children, along with Dr Murray Feingold. The Genesis Fund is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds for the specialized care and treatment of New England-area children born with birth defects, genetic diseases and intellectual disabilities.
On Wednesday, December 26th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, visit the Jordan’s Furniture store at the Warwick Mall and meet Providence Bruins players Torey Krug, Garnet Exelby, and Carter Camper! Get an autograph, bring your camera, and register to win game tickets, too!
Saturday, December 22 from 10am to 3pm
Have you ever thought about becoming a foster parent? Now is your chance to find out more information about it. Stop by Jordan’s Furniture in the Warwick Mall on Saturday, December 22nd from 10am to 3pm. You can talk to representatives from Communities For People, an organization that specializes in the fostering and adoption of older children, sibling groups, and at-risk youth. Find out about the process and about the hundreds of children who need your help right here in Rhode Island. It could change your life and the life of a child. For more information about foster care in Rhode Island, visit communities-for-people.org.
December 17th at Splash!
Don’t miss the blood drive at Jordan’s Furniture in the Warwick Mall, in partnership with the RI Chapter of The American Red Cross. It takes place on Monday December 17, 2012 from 2pm to 7pm in the Splash Theater. Come in and make a donation and you’ll receive free coupon booklets. Visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS to make an appointment.
Jordan’s celebrates National Adoption Day with a private event at The Enchanted Village
In honor of 2012 National Adoption Day, Jordan’s Furniture invited families who adopted through foster care to a special, private event at the Enchanted Village on Sunday morning, November 18th. Hundreds of families enjoyed the sights and sounds of the iconic display, along with a catered breakfast, roving entertainment, Polar Express 4D The Ride and LITE, the holiday laser light/music show. Both Eliot Tatelman, Jordan’s President and CEO, and Angelo McLean, DCF Commissioner were on hand to greet the guests and enjoy the activities with the families. The event was to honor the hundreds of families who open their homes and their hearts to the children living in foster care by creating a permanent home for these special kids.
Hosted by Jordan’s Furniture in the Reading location
In partnership with the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE), Jordan’s Furniture held the 2012 Adoption Option on Sunday morning, October 21st in their Reading store. The free event was open to anyone interested in the adoption of children or sibling groups from foster care. It was hosted by Jordan’s President/CEO Eliot Tatelman.
Over 600 guests attended the Adoption Option, including families interested in adoption, children in foster care, social workers, experienced adoptive families, and volunteers. There were activities and food in the Beantown area of the store, an Orientation in the IMAX Theater, and workshops in the showrooms. Guests learned about the adoption process, talked to social workers one-on-one, and heard from experienced adoptive families. Participants also met children and interacted with them through fun activities, if they chose.
The goal of The Adoption Option was to find permanent, loving families for the waiting children. We hope to see lots and lots of “matches” over the next couple of months, as a result of the event. It was a fantastic morning, filled with a lot of communication.
All five store locations will serve as donation drop-off centers.
Jordan’s Furniture is proud to once again sponsor the Coats For Kids program. The service initiative is aimed at collecting and donating gently-used, quality winter garments for both children and adults of families in need. Winter garment donations will be accepted at all Jordan's Furniture locations and Anton’s Cleaners locations until January 13, 2013.
Distribution partners include The Salvation Army, The Wish Project, Jumpstart, Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless, Rosie’s Place, MASSCAP, BU Medical Center’s Outreach Van, Community Giving Tree, and many others. Donated items are provided to families in need in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. SPECIAL CHALLENGE FOR STUDENTS! Students can get involved with Coats for Kids, too. Jordan's Furniture will reward those schools that drum up the most support. A $1,200 prize will be awarded to the 1st place elementary school and the 1st place middle school, along with a select number of tickets to the Tempurpedic IMAX 3D Theater.
Schools can register online at www.antons.com/cfk. (NOTE: School prize awarded in the form of a Jordan’s gift card and in the form of theater passes.)
On Saturday, October 27th in the Jordan’s Reading location, guests can participate in Child Identification Day. The event gives parents the opportunity to create fingerprint and photo packets of their children, to keep on hand, in case of emergencies. Participants can also register for Amber Alert cell phone notices within their zip coded areas. Stop by Jordan’s Furniture in Reading on Saturday October 27th between 10am and 2pm to participate.
On Saturday and Sunday, October 6th and 7th in Beantown of the Jordan’s Furniture Reading store, there will be an art display with Art In Giving, an organization of local artists where a percentage of the proceeds benefit pediatric cancer research and support programs. Artwork from ten (10)) Boston artists will be on display for customers to purchase, including Robert Cipriani, Terry Levin, Brian Gordon , Barbara Lucas, Jane Horan, Audrey Markoff, Ruth LaGue, Eliane Markoff, Becky Levin, and Charyl Weissbach. The display will take place from 11am to 5pm each day. For more information about Art In Giving, log onto www.artingiving.com or call 617 877 4230
We're looking for seasonal help for the Enchanted Village!
Enchanted Village Job Fair
Location: Avon MOM
Date: Wednesday Oct 17th
Time: 2pm- 6pm
We will be hiring for seasonal help for the Enchanted Village – Part and Full Time temporary help.
Duties will include:
- Greeting our guests and ushering to and from the Enchanted Village
- Assisting our guests at MOM and at the concession counters selling snacks and novelty items
- Assist in maintaining the cleanliness of the Enchanted Village, ensuring Jordan’s high standards of presentation are met
- Includes, days, nights, weekends and some holidays
- Season dates include November through January 1st
All employees will promote a unique holiday experience for our guests. We look forward to an exciting holiday season with The Enchanted Village, a new Jordan’s tradition. Jordan’s is looking for applicants with some related experience in Guest Services. Must have upbeat personality and enjoy interacting and helping our guests!
With the new school year in full swing, Jordan’s Furniture and Cradles to Crayons wanted to make sure that every child started the school year off on the right foot. From August 1, 2012 through September 9, 2012, Jordan’s collected new or like-new school clothes and shoes at all locations, including the Taunton Distribution Center. Cradles To Crayons’ “Ready For School” program makes sure that donations help children (infant to 12 years old) living in homeless or low-income situations.
Using a full tractor trailer, Jordan’s Furniture made the delivery of donations to the Cradles To Crayons warehouse. To quote the organization’s Executive Director Lynn Margherio, “We are still in awe at the quantity! It will make a big difference in helping the community of families that we serve.” The Jordan’s customers truly responded when asked by Eliot through radio announcements to help children in-need get ready for school.
Additionally, through the partnership with Cradles To Crayons, Jordan’s was able to support social services agencies in Rhode Island and New Hampshire, so that the donations that came through those stores went to families in those communities.
Jordan’s Furniture is proud to support Cradles To Crayons and look forward to future partnerships to help local children and families in-need.
The Tempurpedic IMAX Theaters at Jordan’s Furniture will be closed from September 17 through 28 so that we can upgrade our projectors to digital.
With this projector upgrade, we will be able to bring you all of the latest movie releases in crystal clear digital IMAX, complete with laser-aligned digital sound and Butt-Kickers, where you can actually feel the action on the screen! It’s the only way to see a movie.
At Jordan’s Furniture, it not just a movie…it’s a movie experience!
August 21, 22, and 23 in Warwick, Avon, and Reading stores
Jordan’s Furniture teams up with The American Cancer Society to help the fight against breast cancer.
Come to a local information meeting and receive great information like:
- Find out how your local Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event works
- Hear from breast cancer survivors and past participants
- Discover fun and simple fundraising strategies
One in every two women newly diagnosed with breast cancer reaches out to the American Cancer Society for help and support.
Your participation gives anyone facing cancer a free place to turn to 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Just choose an information session at Jordan’s Furniture that you would like to attend:
Boston's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Info Session
Wednesday, August 22nd, 6-8pm in Avon/Jordan’s Furniture
Thursday, August 23rd, 6-8pm in Reading /Jordan’s Furniture
Visit makingstrideswalk.org/BostonRSVP to register!
Providence's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Info Session
Tuesday, August 21st, 6-8pm in Warwick/Jordan’s Furniture
Visit makingstrideswalk.org/ProvidenceRSVP to register!
Jordan's Furniture Hosts Adoption Summer Mixer
to find homes for children in foster care
Over a hundred children in foster care, families from around Massachusetts and scores of social workers all came together on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at Assumption College, with one goal in mind…to find permanent homes for some of the hundreds of older children in foster care. The event was sponsored by Jordan's Furniture.
"Jordan's has been a part of the adoption and foster care community for over 12 years now", says Jordan's President and CEO Eliot Tatelman, referring to the dozens of Jordan's initiatives that have occurred over the years. "Once we saw how many kids, especially older kids, who were looking for families, we started to do whatever we could to help out."
Private invitations were sent to families throughout Massachusetts who have already been home-studied and MAPP Trained. This means that they are ready to adopt. Invitations were also sent out to social workers of the many older children (ages 7 to 16) currently in foster care and legally ready for adoption.
The goal of "The Adoption Summer Mixer" was to make the connection between child and adult. The event included morning workshops, a catered lunch, and an afternoon carnival. "We were excited to see the magic happen at our adoption event" concludes Tatelman. "These connections can change the life of both the children and the families. It is what it is all about and is much more rewarding than just selling furniture!"
In partnership with the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) and the Department of Children & Families (DCF), Jordan's has organized dozens of adoption events and countless foster care recruitment efforts over the years. Due to these efforts, over 210 children have found permanent homes. The Jordan's projects have included underwriting adoption events, coordinating aggressive foster family recruitment programs, and financing media campaigns to bring awareness to the cause.
Saturday night August 4th at the Hatch Shell in Boston
Top hits include “Jessie’s Girl”, “Love Somebody” and “Affair of the Heart”
Win tickets during the week of July 30th on Mix 98.5 to sit in the Jordan’s “Best Seat In the House”. Enjoy the concert from the luxury and comfort on Jordan’s love seats in a special VIP area! Listen to Erin O’Malley each day at noon for your chance to win. Log onto www.mix1041.com for more information. (All tickets are distributed through WBMX Radio.)
Burt Cummings of The Guess Who
(with hits like “These Eyes”, “American Woman” and “No Time”)
Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad
(with hits like “We’re An American Band”, “Some Kind of Wonderful” and “The Loco-Motion” )
Win tickets during the week of July 16th on WZLX 100.7 Classic Rock to sit in the Jordan’s “Best Seat In the House”. Enjoy the concert from the luxury and comfort on Jordan’s love seats in a special VIP area! Log onto wzlx.cbs.com for more information.
Winners sit in Jordan's leather sofas...in the front row!
Jordan's Furniture is proud to sponsor the 2012 WODS Summer Concert Series' "Best Seat In The House" promotion, where five lucky winners for each show sit in the front row, enjoying the comfort of Jordan's leather sofas! On June 16th, the audience listened to the music of Starship, featuring Mickey Thomas. They heard top hits like “We Built This City”, “Sara”, and “Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now”. Other shows include Burton Cummings of The Guess Who, Mark Farner of Grand Fund Railroad, and Rick Springfield.
Jordan’s Furniture hosts Walk for Adoption
On Sunday morning, May 20th, over 500 Walkers participated in the 2012 Walk For Adoption at Jordan's Furniture in Taunton. The event raised $74,000 for the programs of the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange, helping to find permanent homes for children and youth in foster care.
Jordan’s Furniture to Host Walk, this Sunday May 20, 2012
Boston, MA- “What makes a house feel like a home?” asks Jordan’s Furniture CEO Eliot Tatelman. “It’s not furniture,” comes the surprising answer, “It’s family. But thousands of kids living right here in Massachusetts are waiting for all the comforts of home AND family,” he added.
That’s why Jordan’s Furniture, a long-time champion for children in state foster care, is hosting A Walk Home: the Walk for Adoption this Sunday morning, May 20 at the Jordan’s Furniture’s Taunton facility.
The Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE), in partnership with Jordan’s Furniture, is organizing the 3rd annual Walk for Adoption to benefit its work to recruit adoptive parents for children and teens in state foster care. Over 2,000 local children are currently growing up in temporary foster care while waiting for permanent, safe, loving homes. MARE’s programs to find potential adoptive families include Wednesday’s Child on WBZ TV, children’s profiles in newspapers statewide, and the Heart Gallery portrait exhibit displayed in libraries, stores, and shopping malls. Through these public programs and behind the scenes work, MARE has helped more than 5,750 children leave foster care for permanent families over the past 54 years.
In attendance will be Jordan’s President/CEO Eliot Tatelman, NECN’s Eileen Curran, and WCVB’s Bob Halloran who will welcome guests and kick-off the Walk at 9:30am.
The Walk for Adoption is a fun-filled celebration of adoption, featuring a 5K (or shorter) non-competitive walk as well as face painting, balloon twisting, spin art and other crafts, photobooth, entertainment, raffles, games, and refreshments. Pat Patriot, the New England Patriots mascot, and Samboni, the mascot of the Providence Bruins, will also be on hand, along with Taunton Police and Fire exhibits.
Walk participants can register online at www.firstgiving.com/mare by noon Friday, or in person at the Walk. Registration starts at 9:00 am at Jordan’s Furniture, 450 Revolutionary Drive, E. Taunton, MA. Over 400 walkers and supporters from adoption agencies, families, and businesses have already signed up for the Walk. Prizes will be awarded for top fundraising individuals and teams.
MARE’s Walk for Adoption is sponsored by Jordan's Furniture, StoneTurn Group, WebsterOneSource, WickedLocal, Brookline Bank, Hannaford Supermarkets, and Kohl’s Cares for Kids.
For more information on A Walk Home, MARE’s Walk for Adoption, or to learn about adoption from foster care, contact MARE at 800-882-1176, 617-54-ADOPT, or visit www.MAREinc.org.
MARE is a private, non-profit organization, working since 1957 to find a “permanent place to call home” for youth in foster care, including sibling groups and children who are traditionally harder to place. Every child deserves a “forever family.”
Jordan’s Furniture hosts Department of Children & Families’ Graduates at Reading Store
Over 200 youth in foster care earn diplomas and are honored at event
On Sunday evening, May 6th, Jordan’s Furniture and the Department of Children and Families (DCF) celebrated DCF youth graduates from the Class of 2012. The event took place at the Jordan’s store in Reading, MA and was hosted by Eliot Tatelman and DCF Commissioner Angelo McClain. Both addressed the honored youth. The evening included dinner, entertainment, and an awards program to acknowledge the great achievements of these youth in foster care. Each youth received a Certificate of Achievement, along with a gift from Jordan’s, including a sports bag, a Red Sox long-sleeve tee-shirt and cap, a TJX store gift card, a Target store gift card, and a cell phone.
Eliot Tatelman and Jordan's Furniture have been sponsoring this achievement celebration for foster youth since 2002, when over 75 celebrants from the DCF Metro Region were invited to the IMAX Theater in Natick. In 2007, the event grew and youth from across the state joined in the celebration. The celebration is now held in Reading to accommodate the number of youth, their foster parents, siblings, and social workers who gather to celebrate their academic achievements each May. Over 200 graduates attended this Sunday. “We are so proud to continue the tradition of hosting this wonderful event”, Tatelman says. “It is important to acknowledge the academic achievements of these great kids, many who have made it through some adverse conditions. It is our way to honor and support them. We look forward to future events and the continued partnership with DCF.”
June 10th through June 16th
Noon to 8pm
All Jordan’s locations
Have you ever wondered if you could adopt an older child? It’s a big step…but one that people take every day. If you’ve ever thought about it, here’s your chance to find out if you can do it.
From June 10th through June 16th at all Jordan’s Furniture locations, you can learn about adoption from foster care. Find out about older children and sibling groups waiting to be adopted. Have one-on-one, in-depth conversations with social workers…Or just stop by and pick up some information. No pressure. And you have a whole week!
Come to any Jordan’s Furniture location from noon to 8pm from June 10th through June 16th. Find out if it’s time to take that big step. It could change your life…and the life of a child. In partnership with the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (www.mareinc.org) and the Department of Children and Families.
On Saturday, April 28th at 9am, Jordan's Furniture delivered a truck full of baseball and softball equipment to Fenway Park for the Red Sox Foundation's inner city youth baseball program.
Through their "Double Play Youth Baseball Program," Jordan's Furniture collected gently used baseball and softball equipment from customers at all store locations to donate to the official Red Sox team charity for distribution to their Rookie and RBI youth baseball league teams.
"In this day and age of pay-to-play, there are thousands of kids that just cannot afford to play sports," said Eliot Tatelman of Jordan's Furniture. "We think that every youth should be able to enjoy America's favorite pastime, so we created the Play Ball Program. And with the help of the Red Sox Foundation, we'll be able to reach a lot of inner-city kids in our area."
"We are grateful to partner with community champion Jordan's Furniture on this terrific equipment drive for a second year," said Red Sox Foundation Executive Director and team Vice President for Corporate Affairs Meg Vaillancourt. "Through the collection of gently used equipment, Jordan's is making summer games possible for many disadvantaged kids."
This is the second year that Jordan's has run the youth baseball collection program.
On Thursday, April 19, 2012, Jordan’s hosted the MARE Video Snapshot Premiere Party at their IMAX Theater in Natick. It honored teens in foster care who directed and produced their own “video snapshot”. The videos are used as recruitment tools to find permanent homes and families. The evening was hosted by Jordan’s President/CEO Eliot Tatelman and DCF Commissioner Angelo McLean. Guests included teens in foster care, social workers, foster families, and families waiting to adopt.
The teens produced the videos at a Video Snapshot Camp that took place during February vacation with documentary film students from Adephi University. They were taught the fundamentals of filmmaking including videography, staging, lighting, sound, acting, and interviewing. The project was in partnership with the Massachusetts Adoption Research Exchange.
Jordan's Furniture teamed up with Anton's Cleaners to deliver gently used, like-new prom gowns and cocktail dresses to girls in need looking to attend their high school prom.
Donations were collected from February 1st through April 1st at all Jordan's Furniture locations. And Jordan’s customers delivered! A total of 3,227 gently-used dresses were collected. These dresses, along with the ones donated through Anton Cleaners, will be distributed to girls in need at an "invitation only" boutique in late April, enabling high school girls to try on and select a free gown.
A typical boutique usually includes over 2,000 dresses, all professionally dry-cleaned by Anton's Cleaners. Over 300 volunteers assist the girls, serving as their personal shoppers. Invitations are arranged through a Referral Partners Program of 125 public and private agencies. More than 1,495 girls have been outfitted since the Belle of the Ball program began in 2005.
Thank you to everyone who contributed. You made a special night come true for a lot of young women.
Make a prom dress donation and enter to win a raffle…autographed hockey stick!
Meet the Boston Bruins Ice Girls at Jordan’s Furniture in Reading on Friday, March 30th from 4pm to 6pm. There will be team merchandise, photos, and a Raffle. Bring in a gently-used prom dress to donate to the Belle of the Ball Program and you will be entered to win an autographed hockey stick. Don’t miss it!
Meet Hot 106 Morning Team Vezzy Parmesan and Deanna Cruz at Jordan’s Furniture in Warwick on Saturday April 7th for a live broadcast from 10am to 2pm. Register to win 4 tickets plus limo ride to the 100th Anniversary Game at Fenway Park!
Don’t miss it!
2012 Walk For Adoption
to benefit the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE)
Celebrate Adoption and Help A Child Find a Home
Sunday morning, May 20, 2012
Jordan’s Furniture in Taunton
Join Jordan’s Furniture and MARE for a fun-filled family event to celebrate adoption through foster care on Sunday morning, May 20, 2012 from 9am to noon. Walk with your family, your neighbors, and your friends in this 5K (or shorter!) event. There will be games, entertainment, refreshments, and prizes. Join in on the fun and register at www.FirstGiving.com/MARE. Over 500 guests enjoyed last year’s Walk. You can join in on the fun this year and make the difference in the life of a child. Register today.
“Walk For Wishes” at the Warwick Mall
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of MA and RI
Sunday morning, March 25, 2012
Registration/breakfast at Jordan’s Furniture and see Splash after the event!
Jordan’s Furniture joins the Make-A-Wish Foundation for the Walk For Wishes fundraiser at the Warwick Mall. Participate in this fun, indoor event for all ages celebrates the hope, strength and joy that wishes bring to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Recruit your family, friends, and co-workers to join in the fun. Registration and a light breakfast will take place at Splash in Jordan’s Furniture at 8:30am. And then after the event, come and see the Splash show for a fun-filled end to a great morning!
Over 6,000 garments donated from Jordan’s customers!
Jordan’s Furniture proudly sponsored the Coats For Kids program this winter, an initiative that collected gently-used, quality winter garments for both children and adults of families in need. And a total of 6,527 pieces were donated! Winter garment donations were accepted at all Jordan's Furniture locations and distributed by partners such as The Salvation Army, Cradles To Crayons, MASSCAP, BU Medical Center’s Outreach Van, Community Giving Tree, and others. Schools and students got involved, too.
Jordan’s awarded each of the winning schools with a $1,200 prize, along with tickets to the Tempurpedic IMAX 3D Theater.
Elementary School Winner:
1st – Charles A. Bernazzani School – Quincy, MA
Middle School Winner:
1st – Boston Archdiocesan Choir School – Cambridge, MA
Congratulations to the schools and thank you to all donors. You made the winter months a lot warmer for many area families.
Providence Bruins Players Maxime Sauve and David Warsofsky will be at Jordan's Furniture in the Warwick Mall on February 21 from 3pm to 5pm to meet customers, sign autographs, and take photos.
Reading location/February 23rd through February 26th
Don't miss the 2012 Beatles Rock Art Show at Jordan's Furniture in Reading, in partnership with WZLX 100.7. The traveling "museum" displays rare photographs, artwork, album art, and gold records influenced and featuring the Fab Four. Appearing at the show will be legendary cartoonist Ron Campbell, animator of Yellow Submarine and the Saturday morning Beatles Cartoons.
The show takes place from February 23rd through February 26th and is free to the public. All works are available to purchase. Come see what you've been hearing. Four days only. For more information, logon to www.wzlx.radio.com.
Bobby Valentine has the players who can do it!
JORDAN'S FURNITURE announces the 2012 MONSTER HIT
Bobby Valentine, the new manager of the Boston Red Sox, thinks that 2012 could be the year that Jordan's Monster Hit...is hit! "It only takes one swing and one hit for everything to be free. That's a win-win for everyone and I've got the guys who can do it." said Valentine. "Why would anyone shop anywhere else?". Valentine will appear in the Monster Hit TV ads with Jordan's President and CEO Eliot Tatelman. Jordan's Furniture is an official sponsor of the Boston Red Sox.
Buy anything...ANYTHING...at Jordan's Furniture starting TODAY and it could all be FREE, if a Red Sox player hits the Jordan's Furniture baseball graphic on the centerfield sign during any regular season home game between July 16th and September 26th, the last home game of the regular season. Customer's entire purchase is FREE! There is no limit on the amount of furniture and the selection of furniture.
And even if the Sox don't make the hit, Jordan's will distribute to all customers who purchased within the promotional period a Monster Hit Coupon worth 20% of the total purchase, good toward a future purchase.
"This is a great deal!" said Eliot Tatelman, President and CEO of Jordan's Furniture. "And we bought insurance. That way, we're rooting for the Red Sox to make the Monster Hit, too, so that all our customers win free furniture."
Jordan's Furniture's 2012 MONSTER HIT buying period starts today, March 21st. The hitting period at Fenway Park is during home games from July 16th until the end of the regular season on September 26th.
For all promotion detail, terms and conditions, visit any store location or log onto www.jordans.com.
To help celebrate the opening of the Jordan’s Furniture store in the Warwick Mall, hockey players from the Providence Bruins made an appearance at the new store. Over 200 fans showed up to receive autographs and pose in pictures with the players. Fans were also treated to a visit from team mascot Samboni. Some lucky customers also won tickets to upcoming games.