I’ll confess…I’m not a sports nut. I’m mostly partial to Aggie football and wherever Tim Tebow is playing. But, I ALWAYS have a great time at hockey games. Just this last weekend, we took the whole family to Family Fun Day with the Houston Aeros and had a blast.
To make the deal even sweeter, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that Toyota Center (where the Houston Aeros play) offers fans a portable gluten-free food stand. Unfortunately, the stand was having refrigeration issues that day, but the management was nice enough to let me choose a non-refrigerated gluten-free food and enjoy it on the house. I opted for some gluten-free caramel and cheddar popcorn and it really did make the game even more fun!
The Houston Rockets (basketball) and Aeros both play at Toyota Center and definitely have the gluten-free thing covered. Now if only the Houston Astros (baseball) and Houston Dynamo (soccer) would hop on board too!
One city that really seems to be in tune with the food allergy community’s needs is Chicago. Just last month, the folks at the Chicago White Sox announced they will be offering a “peanut-controlled zone” at an April game (http://thefoodallergymom.wordpress.com/2012/02/24/chicago-white-sox-offer-peanut-controlled-zone-at-april-game/). Go White Sox!
Now the Chicago Wolves are hosting “Peanut-Free Day” on Sunday, March 25, when the team faces Houston at 3 p.m. One Allstate Arena section is reserved for fans who require a peanut-free environment. Four dollars from each ticket will be donated to the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN). Well done, Chicago Wolves! You truly are leading the “pack.” *Pun intended*
For more information about this Chicago Wolves game, contact Art Antram at (847) 832-1943 or 1-800-THE-WOLVES or visit http://www.chicagowolves.com/features/3024-chicago-wolves-peanut-free-day-this-sunday. Can’t go but still want to weigh in? Call Art and thank him for the steps they are taking to accommodate those with peanut allergies.
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