But when it comes to hockey promotions, I have to say this one by the Predators’ minor league affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals, cracked me up. It’s in honor of Olympic swimmer/pot smoker Michael Phelps and called Don’t Be Like Mike Night:
All fans who are graduates of a DARE program (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) can get into the game for just $2 by bringing their DARE graduation certificate to the Admirals’ office or the Bradley Center box office. In addition, anyone with the name Michael, Phelps, Mary Jane, Cheech, Chong, Weed (Wied) or anyone who has won an Olympic Gold Medal can also get their ticket for only $2.
The Ads will also be giving away a weed wacker, courtesy of National Ace Hardware, that will be signed by the team and if the Admirals score with 4:20 left on the clock in any period one lucky fan will win a season ticket for the 2009-10 season. The number 420 is often known as the police code for illegal drug use.
Plus, to ensure that no one ends up in the same predicament as Michael Phelps, the team will provide a document shredder at the DigiCopy Information Table outside section 225 so fans can bring any embarrassing or incriminating photos to be destroyed.
Hilarious. Glad to see some folks have a sense of humor about this stuff. The pearl clutching over Phelps' bong hits have been way over the top.