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Blues to Help Fire Victims in Fort McMurray

by Staff Writer / St. Louis Blues

ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Blues and Blues Alumni will raise money to help victims of the devastating fires in Fort McMurray, Alberta at Thursday’s Game 4 vs. the Dallas Stars.

Proceeds raised through the team’s 50/50 raffle and the Blues for Kids silent auction will benefit families who have been misplaced by the fires.

“You’re just worried about the safety of friends and family,” said Blues forward Scottie Upshall, a native of Fort McMurray. “It’s a great city, a city that’s survived many years through some tough times. For me, growing up there doesn’t seem like too long ago, and the places that aren’t standing anymore - it’d be tough to take in. As long as everyone is OK, that’s the main thing.”

Fans can help raise money at Thursday’s game by purchasing 50/50 tickets on the concourse. Tickets are available in the following quantities: three for $5, eight for $10, 21 for $20 and $50 tickets for $40. All participants must be 18 years of age or older to play, and the winning ticket will be announced in the third period.

Fans can also bid on Blues autographed memorabilia at the game or at home. Items include game-used merchandise, playoff goal pucks and 3D art painted by Steven Walden. To bid, visit blues.myab.co on your computer or tablet, or text “blues” to 52182.

Bidding begins at 10 a.m. Thursday and will close at the end of second intermission.

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