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Royals, Americans team up to help Harvey victims in Texas

'This is what we do in America,' says teams' owner

READING, Pa. - The Reading Royals are teaming up with their ECHL counterparts in Texas, the Allen Americans, to help victims of Hurricane Harvey.

The teams' owner, Jack Gulati, kicked off the efforts with a personal donation of $5,000 to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.

"This is what we do in America, we help those in need," said the Oley Township entrepreneur. "The people in Houston and south Texas need us right now, so on behalf of both of my teams, the Reading Royals and Allen Americans, I'd like to make this donation and encourage other ECHL teams to do the same."

The Royals and Americans are also inviting their fans to help by purchasing a limited-edition hockey puck that features the teams' respective logos with the theme "Two Teams - One Goal."

The pucks can be pre-ordered for $10 on the Royals' website or at the team store during the pre-season game at the Santander Arena on October 8.

The net proceeds will be donated to the relief fund.

The Royals will also donate a portion of the proceeds from their online auction of the players' preseason jerseys to the relief fund.


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