The 2023-24 school year has begun and I'm sure parents everywhere are rejoicing just a little bit that their kids have something to do now. Students, on the other hand, are probably already looking forward to days off and reasons to get out of school. The Evansville Thunderbolts will once again provide one of those opportunities with the annual Education Day Game.

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Education Day is, without a doubt, one of the biggest games of the year for the Thunderbolts. It’s great for the ‘Bolts because thousands of students (and potential new fans) get to see them play at the Ford Center – and the students love it because they get out of school for a couple of hours.

Save the Date

If you are a teacher or school administrator, circle this date on your calendar and start planning for it now – Tuesday, November 14, 2023 – that’s the day you don’t want to miss out on. The 'Bolts tell us they have already heard from some schools who have committed to come. Email our buddy Stephen Rickard if you would like to bring your school to the game.

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Are You Ready for Some Hockey?

The Thunderbolts begin the 2023-24 season with a home game at the Ford Center on Saturday, October 21st at 7pm. That also happens to be Zombie Night, just one of the many fun nights the Thunderbolts have planned for this season. Here's a list of some of the other specially-themed games.

  • October 21 - Zombie Night
  • November 11 - Military Appreciation Night
  • November 18 - Hockey Fights Cancer Night
  • December 9 - Ugly Christmas Sweater Night
  • December 31 - New Year's Eve
  • January 6 - Gamer's Night
  • January 20 - Star Wars Night
  • February 3 - Wizard's Night
  • February 24 - 90's Night
  • March 2 - Nickelodeon Night
  • March 23 - Spring Break/Hawaiian Night
  • April 6 - Fan Appreciation Night
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Ready to Buy Tickets Yet?

Season tickets and group packages are already on sale for the 2023-24 season. Call 812-422-BOLT or visit for more details.

See How Downtown Evansville Has Changed Over the Years

I find looking back on the way things used to be fascinating. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad I'm living through the current time period. The conveniences of answering any question we have in seconds, or ordering practically anything we want or need and having it delivered to our doorstep is pretty sweet. But, there is something fun about seeing how things around us have evolved. As an Evansville native, and spending quite a bit of my time in downtown Evansville (that's where the station is located), I've always appreciated the older architecture of the buildings around the area. So, I dug into the Willard Library Archives to see how a few of those areas look now compared to then. Some have changed a little, others quite a bit, and a few don't even exist any more. Take a look.

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Towns named, Evansville are scattered all across North America from the north to the south to th east to the west and everywhere in between.

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