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Players set to appear at Meijer locations

by Rick Bowness / Detroit Red Wings
DETROIT –  Members of the Detroit Red Wings will once again be appearing at several Meijer locations throughout southeastern Michigan this season, signing autographs and interacting with fans in a relaxed and engaging setting. The first such appearance of the season is scheduled to take place this coming Sunday, November 13 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the Meijer Superstore in Canton, MI (45001 Ford Road) and will feature veteran Red Wings forward Patrick Eaves.

Five more Red Wings appearances at Meijer are scheduled to take place in the coming months. The dates/times and locations for these five appearances can be found below:

Wednesday, January 4 - Darren Helm
(5:00 – 7:00 p.m.) – 5150 Coolidge Highway, Royal Oak, MI 48073

Thursday, February 16
- Darren Helm
(5:00 – 7:00 p.m.) – 3175 S. Rochester Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48037

Sunday, February 26 - Darren Helm
(1:00 – 3:00 p.m.) – 30800 Little Mack Road, Roseville, MI 48066

Wednesday, March 7 - Patrick Eaves
(5:00 – 7:00 p.m.) – 1703 Haggerty Rd, Commerce Twp, MI 48390

Thursday, March 8 - Patrick Eaves
(5:00 – 7:00 p.m.) – 13000 Middlebelt Road, Livonia, MI 48150

Please note: Player will arrive for the last hour of the event only. The first 150 people in line will receive a priority wristband that will ensure one autograph. Wristbands will be handed out at the beginning of the event time listed above. One autograph per person. No posed photos please.

About Meijer
Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 197 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. As the inventor of the “one-stop shopping” concept, Meijer stores have evolved through the years to include expanded fresh produce and meat departments, as well as pharmacies, comprehensive electronics departments, garden centers and apparel offerings.
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About The Detroit Red Wings
The Detroit Red Wings hockey club, an Original Six member of the National Hockey League and 11-time Stanley Cup Champion, was purchased by Michael and Marian Ilitch in 1982. Other Ilitch companies in the food, sports and entertainment industries include: Little Caesars Pizza, Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, Ilitch Holdings, Inc., Olympia Entertainment, Olympia Development, Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraising Program, Champion Foods and Uptown Entertainment. Michael Ilitch owns the Detroit Tigers. Marian Ilitch owns the MotorCity Casino Hotel. For more information, visit
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