Balise Hyundai hosts Thunderbirds players' autograph session with fans
"I think I speak for all of us when I say it's great to have the Thunderbirds here in Springfield," Balise Hyundai General Manager Brian Houser said, according to a release from the dealership. "Being able to host an event like where the fans can meet the players in such a personal setting is something we're always going to be excited for."
Fans of all ages were able to meet Robinson and Wittchow, take photos with the players and get their autographs. Among the fans who came to Balise Hyundai were brothers Jacoby and Eric who have attended almost every Thunderbirds home game – including preseason games – with their father, a clear sign of the excitement associated with having a professional team in the city.
The event was a continuation of Balise’s relationship with the Springfield Thunderbirds. Earlier this year, the group hosted Balise Car Wash night at the Mass Mutual Center, offering fans car washes, interior details and unlimited monthly wash plans, as well as an entertaining game of musical chairs on the ice pitting mascot Squeaky Balise against Boomer, the Thunderbirds' mascot.