WHAT: Mohegan Sun is excited to announce that the pride of Lowell, Massachusetts and former Welterweight division champ, “Irish” Micky Ward is set to take part in a free Signings & Sightings event. Ward will be greeting fans and signing autographs in The Shops at Mohegan Sun at 8:00pm on Friday, April 13th.

*Participation will be on a first-come, first-served basis for this signing. Due to time restrictions, only headshots will be signed; no memorabilia of any kind.
WHEN: Friday, April 13th at 8:00pm
The Shops at Mohegan Sun
IN DETAIL: Mohegan Sun’s Signings & Sightings, presented in collaboration with Spin Street, is a one-of-a-kind experience that allows guests to get up-close-and-personal with some of the world’s biggest entertainers.  Whether it’s an up-and-coming band, well-known comedian or chart-topping musician, a Signings & Sightings event provides artists with an exciting opportunity to share their latest work in an interactive way with fans.  Spin Street, located in The Shops at Mohegan Sun, offers a variety of music, movies and entertainment memorabilia with special signing merchandise available for each Signings & Sightings event.

Micky captured both the WBU Intercontinental Light Welterweight title and the WBU Light Welterweight title during his career in boxing.  He also won the respect and admiration of many fans worldwide.  The song “The Warrior’s Code” by the Punk Rock band Dropkick Murphys is dedicated to Micky Ward and his photograph appears on the cover of the album.  Ward’s life is chronicled in a biography by Bob Halloran entitled Irish Thunder: The Hard Life and Times of Micky Ward.  Ward’s trilogy with Arturo Gatti, the first of which took place at Mohegan Sun Arena, would become the cover of the video game Fight Night Round 3, on the PlayStation 2 and XBOX versions of the game.  To top it all off, the movie “The Fighter” starring Mark Wahlberg as Micky Ward and Christian Bale as his half-brother, Dicky Eklund, recounts Ward’s climb to fame.

Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and dining destinations in the United States.  Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country.  More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com.