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January 10, 2013


 For immediate release

  Contact: Chris Dugan (207) 822-8454
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  Chris Knoblock (207) 828-4665 ext. 310

Saluting Maine’s Angels Among Us

S. Portland, ME: (January 10, 2013) Once again, the Portland Pirates and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine have teamed up this winter on a unique program which recognizes Maine’s community heroes. 

“The Anthem Community Angels program recognizes everyday heroes—people in our local community who have led, created, or otherwise been instrumental in activities that help make our community better,” said Brian Petrovek, Managing Owner/CEO of the Pirates.  Fans can visit
to submit their nominations.

Starting this month, one honoree will be chosen each month through the end of the season. Each honoree will be recognized at a home game with an on-ice ceremony and receive a special prize from Anthem and the Pirates.  Anthem will also make a $500 donation in the honoree’s name to a local health-related organization chosen by the honoree.

“Maine’s community volunteers form the bedrock of what makes our state a better place,” said Dan Corcoran, president and general manager, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine.  “We’re excited to once again collaborate with the team on this program to thank and recognize volunteers for all that they do.”

For more information, please visit

About Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name of Anthem Health Plans of Maine, Inc., an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. ®ANTHEM is a registered trade mark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc.  The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.  Additional information about Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine is available at Also, follow us on Twitter at, on Facebook at, or visit our YouTube channel at

About the Portland Pirates

The Portland Pirates are the American Hockey league affiliate of the Phoenix Coyotes., and are celebrating their 20th anniversary of providing fun filled, family entertainment in Portland! For more information, visit our website at, like us on Facebook at and follow us on twitter at


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