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Red Wings compete for bell ringing bragging rights

by Christy Hammond / Detroit Red Wings

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings will compete for bragging rights on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 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 suggested $10 donation in exchange for an autograph at all four locations.

Head Coach Mike Babcock will join Executive Vice President and General Manager Ken Holland, who is serving as Honorary Chairman of the 2012 Red Kettle Campaign for the seventh straight year, at Hiller’s Market in downtown Northville from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Fans visiting Hockeytown Authentics in Troy, Mich., between 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday can obtain an autograph from former players Chris Chelios and Kris Draper by making a $10 donation.

Former player Kirk Maltby and radio play-by-play announcer Ken Kal will bell ring from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at a Kroger in St. Clair Shores, while former goaltenders Chris Osgood and Manny Legace will represent the Red Wings at a Kroger in Plymouth during that time.

This season marks the seventh consecutive year the Detroit Red Wings and The Salvation Army are teaming up through the “Red Wings for Red Kettles” initiative to help the nonprofit reach its $8.5 million Red Kettle Campaign goal. The initiative has raised more than $45,000 for the charity since 2005.

WHO:Mike Babcock, Chris Chelios, Kris Draper, Ken Holland, Ken Kal, Manny Legace, Kirk Maltby and Chris Osgood

WHEN: Tuesday, December 11, 2012

WHERE: Help fill the Red Wings’ kettles at the following locations:

Hiller’s Market – Mike Babcock and Ken Holland (4:30 – 6:30 p.m.)
425 N. Center St. Northville, MI 48167

Hockeytown AuthenticsChris Chelios and Kris Draper (4:30 – 6:30 p.m.)
1845 E. Big Beaver Troy, MI 48083

Kroger (Plymouth)Manny Legace and Chris Osgood (5:00 – 7:00 p.m.)
44525 Ann Arbor Rd. Plymouth, MI 48170

Kroger (St. Clair Shores) – Ken Kal and Kirk Maltby (5:00 – 7:00 p.m.)
31145 Harper Ave. Saint Clair Shores, MI 48082

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