Mascot Stinger, Brian Moote of The Bert Show and Swarm defenseman Drew Petkoff
ATLANTA – The Georgia Swarm has proudly chosen Bert’s Big Adventure® as a beneficiary and partner for its 2017 season. The Georgia Swarm is a member of the National Lacrosse League (NLL) – North America's professional indoor lacrosse league featuring the best players in the world. The team will not only provide a portion of ticket proceeds from the 2017 season but will also assist with a number of additional efforts throughout the year to aid in the funding of the nonprofit organization, which provides a magical, all-expenses-paid, five-day journey to Walt Disney World® for children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families. This partnership will also provide support for Bert’s Big Adventure’s year-round initiatives such as Reunion Adventures and the Fairy Godparent volunteer program.
“We’re thrilled to be on board as a charity partner this year with Georgia Swarm,” says Bert’s Big Adventure Co-Founder and host of The Bert Show, Bert Weiss. “Their support allows Bert’s Big Adventure to fulfill our mission to take very deserving children and their families to Walt Disney World, which is truly an experience of a lifetime.”
"Partnering with Bert's Big Adventure is a natural fit for our organization," says Swarm Co-Owner and President, Andy Arlotta. "The Swarm takes great pride in giving back to our local community and the incredible work Bert's Big Adventure does for children is truly life-changing and inspiring. We're looking forward to a successful partnership in 2017 and for many years to come."
In addition to the exciting partnership with Bert’s Big Adventure, Georgia Swarm is pleased to announce that Brian Moote, Co-host of The Bert Show, will join their team as the in-arena host for the 2017 season. Moote will team up with PA Announcer Tim Hanchey and in-arena DJ, DJ Chance to comprise the Swarm’s in-arena entertainment team inside The Hive.
Georgia Swarm opens their 2017 season at home on Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Field at Infinite Energy Arena (Duluth) on January 7, 2017. Fans can visit www.georgiaswarm.com/bert and use code BERT when purchasing tickets. A portion of the proceeds from ‘Worker Bee’ and ‘Colony’ tickets will be donated to Bert's Big Adventure.
For more information on Bert’s Big Adventure and the Georgia Swarm partnership or to purchase tickets, please visit www.georgiaswarm.com/bert.
About Bert’s Big Adventure
Established in 2002, Bert’s Big Adventure is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides a magical, all-expenses-paid, five-day journey to Walt Disney World® for children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families. To qualify for Bert’s Big Adventure, children must be between the ages of 5 and 12, live in “The Bert Show” radio listening area, prove financial need and have never been to Walt Disney World®. Following the annual trip, Bert’s Big Adventure provides year-round support through initiatives such as the Reunion Adventures, the Fairy Godparent volunteer program and additional charitable services. The trip and pro- grams create a community of families that establish lasting friendships with others facing similar challenges. Online at www.bertsbigadventure.org, facebook.com/bertsbigadventure and twitter.com/bertsbigadv.