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Stingrays Host Hockey Heroes for Epilepsy Night this Saturday

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The South Carolina Stingrays, in partnership with the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Department of Neurosciences and the South Carolina Advocates for Epilepsy (S.A.F.E.), host the Fourth Annual Hockey Heroes for Epilepsy Night on Saturday, November 16 at 7:05 p.m. against the Florida Everblades at the North Charleston Coliseum.

"On average, South Carolina has 2,100 new cases of epilepsy diagnosed each year," said Karen St. Marie, a Stingrays season ticket holder and the founder of S.A.F.E. "Since my son Erick has been diagnosed, more than 14,000 people have been diagnosed. That is more people than the Coliseum can hold. Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders and continues to be one of the lowest funded in the area of research."

Last Tuesday, the Stingrays unveiled the special purple-themed Epilepsy Awareness jerseys that will be worn by the players and auctioned off after the contest with proceeds benefiting MUSC Department of Neurosciences and S.A.F.E. Click here to view the jersey and the unveiling.

"Despite all our advances in technology, seizure freedom eludes one out of three patients and there is a lot of work to be done," mentioned Dr. Jonathan Edwards, Director of MUSC Epilepsy Center. "This event will raise money for research, education and advocacy efforts right here in South Carolina."

The night will also feature a silent auction on the main concourse including autographed sports and Hollywood memorabilia, gift certificates and gift baskets, jewelry, vacation packages, original art and more as well as special performances during the intermissions. Click here for a complete list of items.

"We are proud to team up with Hockey Heroes for Epilepsy," Stingrays President Rob Concannon said. "This is the fourth year raising awareness and the first-ever jersey and auction. We look forward to having our best year and we are excited to raise money for this wonderful event."

Reserve your seats for the 2013-14 season with a Stingrays Ticket Package and save money off of Box Office prices and receive great benefits like FREE parking, discounts off of merchandise, Buddy Passes and more! Visit StingraysHockey.com or call (843) 744-2248 for more information!
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