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Auction underway for camo jerseys

by Brigid Bresnihan / Detroit Red Wings

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings and the Detroit Red Wings Foundation announced today that the camouflage jerseys worn by the players during tonight’s pregame warmups in honor of Military Appreciation Night at Joe Louis Arena are now being auctioned at with proceeds benefiting the Detroit Red Wings Foundation.

The online auction is currently underway and will run through Friday, Nov. 21.The authentic camouflage jerseys can be signed by the respective player or alumnus who wore the jersey at the discretion of the auction winner.

Red Wings alumnus Mickey Redmond’s camouflage jersey is also being auctioned off. Redmond will wear the jersey on-air during warmups on tonight’s broadcast on Fox Sports Detroit. The Red Wings television analyst also wore the camo jersey on-air during the second intermission of the Red Wings game on Oct. 31.

The funds raised from the online auction of the camouflage jerseys, as well as the clearance sale during tonight’s Military Appreciation Night game, will support Help For Our Disabled Troops’ efforts to renovate the family room of Gary Thompson of St. Clair Shores, who is battling cancer as a result of his service overseas. This renovation will allow him to comfortably recover from treatment and enjoy quality time with his family. Thompson is attending tonight’s game as a guest of defenseman Danny DeKeyser through DeKeyser’s Hometown Heroes charity ticket program and will meet with him following the game.

About the Detroit Red Wings Foundation:
The Detroit Red Wings Foundation is an affiliate of Ilitch Charities, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Foundation invests in the future of our community by providing funds and resources to worthy causes that contribute to the growth of the sport of hockey. Ilitch Charities is a non-profit organization that invests in our community’s future by supporting innovative, collaborative and measurable programs in the areas of community development, human services, education and recreation through contributions from the Ilitch companies, their colleagues and the generosity of others. For more information, please visit

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