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Howard and MacDonald to sign autographs for charity

by Christy Hammond / Detroit Red Wings
DETROIT – Detroit Red Wings netminders Jimmy Howard and Joey MacDonald will sign autographs on Wednesday, March 7, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Hockeytown Authentics in Troy to raise money for two Metro Detroit charities.

By making a $20 donation by cash or check only, fans can get one item signed by both goaltenders. All donations will be split between Howard’s charity of choice, the Arthritis Foundation, and the non-profit selected by MacDonald, Operation: Kid Equip.

Wristbands for Wednesday’s autograph signing will be issued at Hockeytown Authentics starting at 11:30 a.m. A maximum of 500 wristbands will be handed out prior to 5:00 p.m. and those who receive wristbands may begin to line up for the autograph signing no earlier than 4:00 p.m. A wristband will get fans one autograph from Howard and one from MacDonald.

For more information, please call Hockeytown Authentics at (248) 680-0965. Hockeytown Authentics is located at 1845 E. Big Beaver on the northwest corner of Big Beaver and John R in Troy.

Who: Detroit Red Wings Goaltenders Jimmy Howard and Joey MacDonald

What: Autograph Signing for Charity

When: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7

Where: Hockeytown Authentics
            1845 E. Big Beaver
            Troy, MI 48083

Why: To collect monetary donations for the Arthritis Foundation
and Operation: Kid Equip

The Arthritis Foundation is the largest private, not-for-profit contributor to arthritis research in the world and supports more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions. The foundation helps people take control of arthritis by providing public health education, pursuing public policy and legislation and conducting evidence-based programs to improve the quality of life for those living with arthritis.

Operation: Kid Equip helps at-risk students in the tri-county area by providing free school supplies, books, hygiene, clothing and food items to help them get through the school day. Operation: Kid Equip’s vision is a community where every child’s basic school day needs are met. To effect long-term community improvement, we also work to increase awareness of the issues facing school-aged children to empower them to succeed in school and in life.

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