Tomahawks To Host Jerome Bettis for Appearance at 1ST SUMMIT ARENA

Oct 31, 2022

JOHNSTOWN, PA- Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back and NFL Hall of Fame Inductee Jerome “the Bus” Bettis will make a public appearance in Johnstown on Thursday, December 8th, 2022. The Tomahawks announced today that Bettis will be on hand for a private pregame event as well as a one-hour public meet and greet session.

“It’s always great to have one of these athletes come out and meet fans at our game” said Derek Partsch, Tomahawks director of business operations. “We have hosted a bunch of former athletes in the past and they’ve always been great. Talking and planning everything with Jerome’s camp has been easy. This will be a nice event for Steelers fans and Tomahawks fans alike. We expect a nice crowd.”

The evening will begin with a dinner and Q/A session with Bettis during a private, sponsored ceremony. After dinner concludes, Bettis will drop the ceremonial “first puck” prior to the start of the Tomahawks game against the Maine Nordiques. The night will be capped off by a 60-minute public meet and greet session during the Tomahawks game. Tickets for the meet and greet will go on sale November 22 at 10 am. MEET AND GREET TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED HERE:

A limited number of tables at the private event are available and can be booked by emailing The event is presented by GapVax, MMI Door, 1ST SUMMIT BANK and HomeTeam Graphix.

The Tomahawks are currently fifth in the East Division of the NAHL. They will host the Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks on Thursday, November 10th, and Friday, November 11th for the annual military appreciation game. Special military jerseys sponsored by Martin Baker America will be worn Friday evening and auctioned off after the game.

Tickets for all Tomahawks home games, including the Jerome Bettis appearance game on December 8, can be purchased, and sent directly to your mobile device from