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Every team has its fans. Every fan has a story. This documentary is the story of Buffalo Sabres' fans and the city they call home.
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    INITIATION:
    Thank you for joining us! Just like hockey parents cheer their children from the stands, we’re going to virtually cheer for you on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and our website.

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    NOVICE:
    It’s like going out for pizza after a game with your whole team. Instead of pizza, we have an official The Fan Connection postcard signed by the director and producer with a personal note. You’ll also receive exclusive, behind-the-scenes scoop as we finish the movie. Also, you get all the accolades from the INITIATION package.

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    ATOM:
    Some coaches make you start watching video at this level and that’s just what you’ll be able to do when you stream the completed movie sometime after the theatrical release (and when the movie becomes digitally available). Also, you get everything from the levels above.

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    PEEWEE: EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!!! GRAB THIS TODAY BEFORE THE PLEDGE AMOUNT JUMPS TO $75 ON WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 14, 2015.
    Now your parents think you may get to the NHL so they start buying better equipment, like the official DVD set of The Fan Connection with bonus features signed by the director and producer (estimated delivery after the movie’s theatrical run). Also, you get every reward from the levels above (limited rewards excluded).

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    CADET
    Show off your team pride with the official The Fan Connection T-shirt. "It's a real hope this time. Not like regular Buffalo hope." Also, you get all rewards from the levels above (limited rewards excluded).

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    PAUL FEIG
    The actor/director extraordinaire (Bridesmaids, Spy, The Heat, too much to list...oh and THE GHOSTBUSTERS REMAKE!) will sign a Blu-ray copy of his mega-hit movie Spy! Plus you get every reward from the PEEWEE tier and under (limited rewards excluded).

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    BANTAM:
    Just like going to your first hockey camp, you’re invited to a special live stream of The Fan Connection, and the director and producer will join you for a live Q&A. Also, you’ll get the official The Fan Connection window decal and every reward from the levels above (limited rewards excluded).

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    YOUNGBLOOD:
    Your NHL aspirations have lead to a bedroom adorned with player and team memorabilia. Add to that collection with our official full-size The Fan Connection pennant signed by the director, producer and the entire cast. Also, you get every reward from the levels above (limited rewards excluded).

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    JUNIOR:
    The NHL is a real possibility now so we need to let those scouts know how awesome you are. Send us your favorite fan photo (within the grounds of good taste at the discretion of the producers) for inclusion in the end credits of the movie to go along with your Associate Producer credit. Also, you get every reward from the levels above (limited rewards excluded).

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    ROB RAY
    Sabres legend and current broadcaster, Rob Ray, will record an outgoing voicemail message for you of up to 15 sec. You can decide what the message will say within the bounds of good taste. ("Good taste" is at Rob Ray's discretion.) You’ll be sent your greeting as an mp3. Also, you get every reward from the JUNIOR tier and under (limited rewards excluded).

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    MUSIC TEACHER SPECIAL
    James Wright, one of the featured fans in the documentary, will sing a 30-45 minute classical concert at your school. Selections will be from the classical genre (opera, art song) plus one selection of your choosing. He will also have a Q&A with students after the show. James has sung at opera houses all over North America and is quickly becoming a very sought after baritone.

    Concerts are available in New York state, Western Pennsylvania, Northern Ohio, Georgia and Northern Florida and are only available to schools at this level. You will also receive all the rewards from the Junior tier and under (excluding limited rewards).

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    DOUG ALLEN
    Sabres anthem singer Doug Allen will record an outgoing voicemail message for you of up to 15 sec. You can decide what the message will say within the bounds of good taste. ("Good taste" is at Doug Allen's discretion.) You’ll be sent your greeting as an mp3. Also, you get every reward from the JUNIOR tier and under (limited rewards excluded).

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    RICK JEANNERET
    Do we really have to say more? THE VOICE of Buffalo Sabres hockey will record an outgoing voicemail message for you of up to 15 sec. You can decide what the message will say within the bounds of good taste. ("Good taste" is at Rick Jeanneret's discretion.) You’ll be sent your greeting as an mp3. Also, you get every reward from the JUNIOR tier and under (limited rewards excluded).

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    DRAFTED!
    You got drafted, and this calls for a party! You will receive an invitation for you and a guest to the Buffalo premiere of The Fan Connection. Also, you get every reward from the JUNIOR tier and under (limited rewards excluded). (Transportation and lodging not included.)

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    OPERA LOVER
    James Wright, one of the featured fans in the documentary, will sing a 30-45 minute classical concert at your home or venue. Selections will be from the classical genre (opera, art song) plus one selection of your choosing. James has sung at opera houses all over North America and is quickly becoming a very sought after baritone.

    Concerts are available in New York state, Western Pennsylvania, Northern Ohio, Georgia and Northern Florida. You will also receive all the rewards from the Junior tier and under (excluding limited rewards).

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    MINOR LEAGUER:
    You’re officially a professional now so you get to enjoy VIP seating for you and a guest at the Buffalo premiere of The Fan Connection, plus invitations for you and a guest to the exclusive after party. Also, you get every reward from the JUNIOR level and under (limited rewards excluded).

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    NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE
    You’ve made it to the big time now. Everyone is seeking your advice, and we’re no different. Be our guest at a focus group screening of The Fan Connection in Buffalo. This is your chance to see the movie as a work-in-progress and share your insights. Also, receive all the rewards from the JUNIOR level and under (limited rewards excluded). (Transportation and lodging not included.)

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    NHL WEST CONFERENCE
    You’ve made it to the big time now. Everyone is seeking your advice, and we’re no different. Be our guest at a focus group screening of The Fan Connection in Los Angeles. This is your chance to see the movie as a work-in-progress and share your insights. Also, receive all the rewards from the JUNIOR level and under (limited rewards excluded). (Transportation and lodging not included.)

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    STANLEY CUP CHAMPION
    You’re a champion and have earned a vacation. You and a guest will be invited to a screening of The Fan Connection at a film festival of your choice. You will receive a 2-day pass to the film festival and dinner with the producer and director. Also, you get every reward from the JUNIOR level and under (limited rewards excluded). (Travel and lodging not included.)

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    HALL OF FAME
    You’ve made it to the big time. You’ll receive Executive Producer credit, plus the director and a cast member of your choice will come to a screening at your home/private venue for you and up to 10 guests before the movie's theatrical release! They’ll watch The Fan Connection with you and participate in a Q+A afterwards. Also, you get every reward from the JUNIOR level and under (limited rewards excluded).

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    CREED BRATTON
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    SPELLBOUND
    Oscar nominated and Emmy winning director, Jeffrey Blitz (Spellbound, The Office, and the upcoming Table 19), will sign a DVD-copy of his Oscar-nominated documentary, Spellbound. This is a must for documentary aficionados. Plus you get all the rewards from the PEEWEE tier and under (limited rewards excluded).

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    JOHN KRASINSKI
    The man who starred as the beloved Jim Halpert for 9-seasons on The Office, John Krasinski, will personally sign a The Office themed t-shirt for you. Plus you get every reward from the CADET tier and under (limited rewards excluded).

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    RAINN WILSON
    The man who starred as the unforgettable Dwight Schrute for 9-seasons on The Office, Rainn Wilson, will custom sign one of his Dwight Schrute head shots for you. Plus you get every reward from the CADET tier and under (limited rewards excluded).

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    LUCE & PETERS
    You and a guest will go to a game with Sabres alumni Don Luce and Andrew Peters. Your foursome will sit in the 200 level and enjoy one of the Sabres games in March 2016 (TBD date based on everyone’s availability). Brain picking and story-swapping is welcome. Plus you get every reward from the JUNIOR level and under (limited rewards excluded). (Transportation and lodging not included).

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