“As a Jacksonville-based company, we are proud to support our city’s newest pro sports team,” said Chief Operating Officer Ben Hirsch in a press release. “We are thrilled hockey is back in Jacksonville, and we believe strongly in the Icemen’s commitment to bolstering our local community. We feel their values mirror our own, and we know our investment in the team will help them continue to offer fun activities for Jacksonville families.”
Campers Inn RV, headquartered in Jacksonville, is an official jersey sponsor and an official tailgate sponsor of Fanfest, the team’s outdoor pregame celebration, for the 2017-8 season.
The Jacksonville Icemen, who play at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, launched in October 2017 as the first ECHL franchise in the city since 2000. The team aims to provide an affordable family experience featuring competitive, high-level hockey. It is affiliated with the NHL Winnipeg Jets and the AHL Manitoba Moose.
“Campers Inn RV is a great example of how local businesses have supported the return of the professional hockey in Jacksonville,” said Bob Ohrablo, team president. “We ask our thousands of loyal fans to support Campers Inn RV and make sure that you are a part of the Icemen family as well.”