Elmira Jackals, Senator O'Mara urge supporters 'to turn First Arena orange' on Saturday night in support of Monterey Shock

Thomas F. O'Mara

November 20, 2013

ELMIRA, N.Y. - The Elmira Jackals have announced that they will be holding the largest public rally to date in support of saving the Monterey Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility in Schuyler County. The rally will take place at their home game this Saturday at 7:05 p.m. at First Arena, against the Kalamazoo Wings.

The Jackals are offering a discounted ticket of $10 to the first 1,000 fans who wear the orange "Save Monterey" t-shirts to the game (a limited supply of t-shirts will be available at the front entrance on Main Street beginning at 5:45 p.m.. The offer is only redeemable for tickets that are purchased at the First Arena Box Office on Saturday, November 23 and cannot be combined with any other ticket offer.

New York State Senator Tom O'Mara (R,C-Big Flats) is a leader in the battle to keep Monterey Shock open. "The fight to save the Monterey Shock facility continues to generate strong grassroots support throughout the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions," said O'Mara. "We appreciate First Arena's 'Save Monterey' night as one more way for supporters to keep showing their support. It's going to be a fun night, and I hope we turn First Arena orange."

Governor Andrew Cuomo's office announced in July of 2013 that it plans to close the Monterey Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility in Schuyler County in 2014. Two "Save Monterey Shock" rallies have been held to date, including one on at the National Soaring Museum in Elmira on October 26th that drew more than 200 supporters.

The Jackals are asking for the support of their fans to come together for this cause and make Saturday's game the biggest "Save Monterey Shock" rally to date.

For more information please call the Jackals at 607-734-7825.