Appleton Celebrates 25th Anniversary During the Solar Bears Teacher Appreciation Games

Let’s go Bears! This weekend over 12,000 ice hockey fans gathered in support of the Orlando Solar Bears Teacher Appreciation games at the Amway Center. The two-day event honored educators and acknowledged the crucial role teachers play in making sure every student receives a quality education.

The games also acted as dual celebration for Appleton’s 25th anniversary, just one of the many celebrations we will be having this year. On Friday, February 8, we invited a group clients to watch the game in our own private deluxe suite. Guests enjoyed delicious catered cuisine, beverages, and cake for our anniversary. We also passed out specialty made dark chocolate hockey pucks from Peterbrooke Chocolatiers.

Appleton Creative worked with the Solar Bears to promote the Teacher Appreciation games. We created an entire campaign, which included e-blast, print and banner ads, posters, and billboards. In addition, Appleton’s video department created a series of videos from interviews with the Solar Bears players, local teachers, and students for 10 second “Thank You” video clips that played throughout the game on the Amway’s spectacular jumbotron.

The weekend was a huge success. If you missed out on any of the action, here are the game day highlights:

On Thursday night, the Florida Everblades toppled the Solar Bears 3-1. In the first period, the Solar Bears right wing, Chris Lawerence, put the team ahead 1-0, but the Everblades turned the tables on Orlando by taking the advantage in the second period. Neither side was able to strike in the third, as Florida held on for the 3-1 victory.

On Friday night, the Solar Bears defeated the Florida Everblades in a 4-3 shootout victory. Solar Bears goalie, Patrick Killeen, made an impressive 32 saves in regulation and in overtime. Right wing, Chris Lawrence, and forward, Dan Dries, notched shootout goals, while Killeen denied all four Everblades shooters.

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We want to personally thank everyone who attended the Solar Bears Teacher Appreciation Games and joined us in celebrating our 25th Anniversary.

Appleton Creative is an award-winning, full-service advertising agency located in Orlando, Florida. Appleton works with local, national and international clients to provide marketing strategies through print, web, social media and video production – all in house. At Appleton, we want to learn about your business, empower your marketing team and be your creative resource. Your marketing goals are worth a conversation: contact us at 407-246-0092

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