New York, New York (PRWEB) July 25, 2013
Sparks fly at any given New York Lizards game, but on August 10,, 2013, starting at 7 p.m. sharp, there will be more than electricity filling the air, including an incredible Fireworks by Grucci display immediately after game time (9 p.m.).
Saturday, August 10th at Hofstra University’s Shuart Stadium, the New York Lizards will celebrate the last home game of the 2013 season with their fans by hosting “Heroes Night”, an evening designed to honor the tri-state area's first responders and veterans. Game time begins at 7 p.m., and the Lizards will take to the field darning specially designed uniforms, themed for the event. Immediately after the game, the celebration will continue with a special fireworks display by Fireworks by Grucci.
“We are excited to host this special evening for our fans and for our first responders,” said Andrew Murstein, president of Medallion Financial Corp. who leads the Lizards’ ownership group. “We owe everything to our fans, their continued support and enthusiasm is the driving force behind the team. Closing the season with a partner like Fireworks by Grucci makes the perfect ending to the 2013 schedule. By hosting Heroes Night, it’s our way of saying thank you to all the brave and hardworking men and women of our emergency services and military.”
Fireworks by Grucci is a nationally-acclaimed fireworks entertainment production company that specializes in visual extravaganzas designed for special events around the world. Known as "America's First Family of Fireworks," Grucci has produced shows for seven consecutive U.S. Presidential Inaugurations, Olympic Games and World's Fairs.
“It is an honor to take part in the New York Lizards’ celebrations this summer,” says Fireworks by Grucci’s President and CEO, Phil Grucci.
Each fiery display is made up of numerous shells, including Chrysanthemums, Peony, Salute, Saturn, Strobe, Weeping Willow, Sparkling Silver Lights, Palm Tree and Red Ruby Dazzlers. A full-rainbow of color compounds are used, including Red-Strontium, White-Magnesium, Blue-Copper, Green-Barium, and Sun Yellow-Sodium.
Under the creative and watchful hands of Chief Pyrotechnician, Jimmy Lipp, 6 highly skilled pyrotechnicians spend 72 man hours to prep for the display, one full day to set-up for the show, and follow 64 well-orchestrated firing cues to deliver what have been referred to globally as “the best fireworks displays around the world”.
In addition to the Fireworks by Grucci display, the evening will also serve as a fundraising event to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, a national nonprofit dedicated supporting and empowering wounded members of our armed services and veterans. A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to the charity, and the special uniform jerseys of the evening will be autographed and auctioned off to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.
Tickets are on sale now through the New York Lizards website, http://www.nylizards.com, or at the gate on game day. Tickets range from $15 dollars for Silver Level seating, to $70 dollars for fully catered Diamond Club seating area. Hofstra’s Shuart Stadium is located at 1000 Fulton Avenue, Hempstead, New York.
For more information on the New York Lizards or to purchase tickets visit: http://www.nylizards.com.
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About the New York Lizards:
The New York Lizards of Major League Lacrosse (MLL) were founded in 2001, originally named the Long Island Lizards, becoming one of the original six franchises. The team won the Steinfeld Cup in its inaugural season, 2001, as well as in 2003. The team made the playoffs in 2005, 2009, 2010, and 2012. In 2013, the team came under new ownership and was renamed the New York Lizards. The Lizards currently play home games at Hofstra University’s Shuart Stadium and at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island in New York City.
About Fireworks by Grucci
Fireworks by Grucci, Inc. is a 6th generation fireworks entertainment company with origin dating back to 1850. They are currently located in Brookhaven, N.Y. with satellite facilities in Las Vegas, N.V., Oahu, H.I., Dubai, U.A.E, Doha, Qatar, St Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands and Radford, V.A. A member of the Grucci group of companies, Pyrotechnique by Grucci manufactures specialty pyrotechnics and explosives both commercial and military from facilities located in Radford Virginia. For more information about the history and artistic acclaim of Fireworks by Grucci, Inc. and upcoming national and international performances visit http://www.grucci.com.