-- A limited number of tickets remain for the Sixth Annual Toast of Hockeytown, a wine tasting event to benefit the Family Funds of Vladimir Konstantinov and Sergei Mnatsakanov through the newly formed Detroit Red Wings Foundation, from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, March 16, 2006 at the exclusive Olympia Club in Joe Louis Arena.
Presented by The Detroit Red Wings, Audi, WJBK Fox 2 and HOUR Detroit Magazine, the event offers guests the opportunity to join the Red Wings for an elegant evening of wine tasting, fine liqueurs, a strolling buffet, great silent and live auctions and the chance to mingle with members of the current Red Wings, alumni and other celebrities in attendance. This year guests will also have the unique opportunity to tour the Red Wings locker room.
The live auction will feature a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for guests to bid on a set of game-worn, autographed equipment from Captain Steve Yzerman. The set includes a helmet, jersey, gloves, pants, shin pads, skates and a stick. A trip for two with the team to an away game on Red Bird II will also be auctioned off at the event.
Additional items available in the auctions include a stick autographed by the 2005-06 Red Wings team, autographed jerseys from Brett Hull, Joe Sakic, Paul Kariya and Alexander Ovechkin, autographed jerseys from Red Wings Olympians, a basketball signed by the entire Detroit Pistons team, sports memorabilia from local and national teams in addition to great non-sports related items including spas, salons and restaurants.
Tickets are available at $250 per person and can be ordered by calling (313) 396-7575. Guests must be 21 years of age to attend.