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  • Families Flock to XFINITY Arena for Free Touch A Truck Event
    8/12/2017

    The Everett Public Facilities District and Spectra by Comcast Spectacor welcomed more than 1,000 guests to XFINITY Arena on August 5 for the Touch A Truck community event, presented by Dwayne Lane's Ram Truck Center.

    “It was incredible hearing all the positive feedback and seeing so many smiling faces,” said Rick Comeau, XFINITY Arena General Manager. “To welcome 1,076 people to the building for Touch A Truck, while partnering with a great cause like the YWCA, was exactly what we were hoping for when planning the event.”

    Families who lined up outside the XFINITY Arena gated parking lot in advance of the 10 AM start were welcomed to a fun, hands-on, educational event. Vehicles of all shapes and sizes, from an Everett Fire Department fire truck to the arena Zamboni, and everything in between, were on display for children to explore and hop into the driver’s seat. There were even special appearances by Batman and Odin, Thor’s father, courtesy of local non-profit Costumed Characters for Causes, as well as the Everett Aquasox mascot Webbly.

    Sponsors and vendors participating at Touch A Truck included:

    • Dwayne Lane’s Auto Family (http://www.dwaynelane.com/)
    • Dirt Bike Safety Training (http://www.dirtbikesafetytraining.com/)
    • Mary’s Towing (https://www.marystowing.com/)
    • Everett Fire Department (https://everettwa.gov/231/Fire)
    • Everett Police Department (https://everettwa.gov/332/Police)
    • Everett Youth Hockey (http://everettyouthhockey.com/)
    • YWCA Seattle I King I Snohomish (http://www.ywcaworks.org/locations/everett-regional-center)
    • Everett Aquasox (http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t403)
    • KRKO 1380AM (http://www.everettpost.com/krko-fox-sports-radio)
    • Pro Aerial League (http://www.proaerialleague.com/)
    • Costumed Characters for Causes (http://cbc4c.org/wordpress/)
    • Waeco Construction, LLC
    • Jim Novak – vintage military jeep

    Touch A Truck also featured a variety of interactive kid-friendly activities, including a bounce house, courtesy of the Everett Aquasox, and ball hockey via Everett Youth Hockey. The team from Pro Aerial League, who are hosting the first ever team drone racing competition at XFINITY Arena this Saturday, August 19, were also on hand to show off their drones and teach kids how to fly them.

    “Given this year’s success, we’re already looking at ways to grow the event with more trucks and new activities for next year,” said Rick Comeau.
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