Since 2007, the Thanksgiving feast has been held at the Honda Center where between 15,000 and 18,000 people are served a full spread by players, family members, friends and employees. If you keep your eyes peeled you just might notice that the bespectacled gentleman serving up the mashed potatoes is none other than Henry Samueli himself!
Parking at the Ponda will be free and complimentary transportation will be provided from La Casa Garcia Restaurant (531 W. Chapman Ave., Anaheim, CA 92802).
In addition to countless biscuits, pies and uncountable gallons of gravy, the event served up 700 turkeys, and more than 3,000 pounds of onions, 5,000 pounds of potatoes and 4,000 carrots were prepared. Now that’s a lot of peeling and crying!
“It is a great feeling to help so many families have a hot meal to eat on Thanksgiving,” Mr. Garcia was quoted on the Ducks official site. “Having the event at Honda Center has allowed us to have a positive effect on even more people in our community, and for that we are thankful.”
The official carving of the first turkey will be at 10:45am and the event runs until 3:00pm.
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