He used to attend the Stockton Thunder games, but when things got busy at work, he couldn’t make it out as often as he’d like. However, he was invited out to a Heat game during the inaugural season and after seeing the difference in the level of play, Gary was hooked.
A member for the last two years, Gary has enjoyed seeing some of the top NHL prospects play in Stockton along with longtime NHL’ers suiting up for the Heat, like his favorite player from the 2016-17 season, Brandon Bollig. His favorite moment of the last two years? Game 4 of last year’s playoffs.
It wasn’t just seeing the Heat in the playoffs for the first time, but scoring three goals to tie the game, take the lead and then seal the trip back to San Jose with the empty netter is Gary’s most memorable moment watching the Heat because of the energy inside Stockton Arena!
Gary’s just a big sports fan, and you may recognize him if to you attend San Francisco 49er games, Oakland Raider games and Sacramento Kings games, but Gary’s biggest sports passion is to support the community and local teams; that and the fact that nothing beats the rush of seeing a live hockey game.
That passion for local sports is always on display for Gary as well! He always uses his tickets to bring family, friends, employees and clients to the Heat games. In fact, Gary has introduced the sport to so many that get hooked that a number of his friends and clients end up becoming season ticket members themselves or work with the Heat with a marketing partnership!
One of his favorite tricks is to get the newbies to set their drink up on the glass and watch their drink fall after a check rattles the boards (word to the wise to Gary’s friends!)
All in good fun right?
It’s all to help support our community, which Gary does in droves, working with dozens of local charities, donating his time and money to help make an impact.
We appreciate how Gary has helped not just the sport of hockey and the Stockton Heat grow in the last two seasons, but appreciate his support of the entire Central Valley!
That’s why Gary Alegre is August 2017’s, Member of the Month! We know that Gary isn’t the only terrific Heat365 Member, and we want to feature you or your friend! Submit credentials for a chance to be selected as next month’s winner!