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Competing for bell ringing bragging rights

by Alex DiFilippo / Detroit Red Wings

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings will compete for bragging rights on Friday, Dec. 4, to see which duo can raise the most money for The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign, as four teams bell ring at different Metro Detroit retail locations. Fans are asked to make a $10 donation per autograph at all four locations.

Head Coach Jeff Blashill will join Executive Vice President and General Manager Ken Holland, who is serving as Honorary Chairman of the 2015 Red Kettle Campaign for the 10th straight year, at Kroger in Plymouth from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Fans visiting Hockeytown Authentics in Troy between 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Friday can obtain an autograph from forwards Justin Abdelkader and Darren Helm by making a $10 donation per player. Forwards Luke Glendening and Riley Sheahan will also represent the Red Wings at Kroger in Farmington Hills from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Additionally, Red Wings Alumni Ted Lindsay and Larry Murphy will bell ring at Kroger in Birmingham from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

This season marks the 10th consecutive year the Detroit Red Wings and The Salvation Army have teamed up through the “Red Wings for Red Kettles” initiative to help the nonprofit reach its $8.7 million Red Kettle Campaign goal. The initiative has raised more than $100,000 for the nonprofit since 2005. Additionally, the Red Wings will hold four Red Kettle Nights this month at Red Wings home games on Dec. 10, 14, 18 and 22.

WHO: Red Wings General Manager Ken Holland and Head Coach Jeff Blashill; Red Wings Alumni Ted Lindsay and Larry Murphy; and current Red Wings players Justin Abdelkader, Luke Glendening, Darren Helm and Riley Sheahan.
WHEN: Friday, December 4, 2015
WHERE: Help fill the Red Wings’ kettles at the following locations:
Kroger (Plymouth) – Ken Holland and Jeff Blashill (4:00 – 6:00 p.m.) 15455 N. Haggerty Rd., Plymouth, MI 48170

Hockeytown Authentics – Justin Abdelkader and Darren Helm (4:00 – 6:00 p.m.) 1845 E. Big Beaver Rd., Troy, MI 48083

Kroger (Farmington Hills) – Luke Glendening and Riley Sheahan (4:00 – 6:00 p.m.) 37550 West 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills, MI 48336

Kroger (Birmingham) – Ted Lindsay and Larry Murphy (4:00 – 6:00 p.m.) 685 E. Maple Rd., Birmingham, MI 48009

About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army is a faith-based, non-profit organization that gives hope to people in need without discrimination. The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit allocates $.85 of every dollar it raises to delivering vital social services and programs through more than 100 locations across southeast Michigan. Last year, The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit helped provide 3,024,046 meals and 736,695 nights of shelter to neighbors in need. As the single largest provider of social services in Michigan, outside of state government, The Salvation Army also gives hope through emergency, legal aid, counseling, character-building and recreational assistance. Join The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit in giving hope this holiday season by donating at www.salmich.org or 877-SAL-MICH.

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