For the past two seasons, the Utica Comets have joined forces with the Save of the Day Foundation for their ‘Hometown Hero’ initiative, which recognizes and thanks a local Veteran who has served his/her Country in any branch of the military. The Hometown Hero is greeted to a standing ovation during the first period and presented with a personalized Hometown Hero jersey, as well as other gifts from the Comets organization.
The Comets, along with the General Manager of the Adirondack Bank Center and Veteran Rick Redmond, have always placed a large importance on honoring and respecting the entirety of the military and the sacrifices they have made and continue to make for our country, and the Hometown Hero program is an extension of that. Since its inception, the Hometown Hero recognition has been widely known as the most successful in-game facet of the Utica Comets game day experience.
As we approach the third year of the Hometown Hero initiative, the Comets are actively seeking submissions for Year 7.