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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 Friday, Dec. 5, 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 Mike Babcock will join Executive Vice President and General Manager Ken Holland, who is serving as Honorary Chairman of the 2014 Red Kettle Campaign for the ninth straight year, at Hiller’s Market in downtown Northville 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 Tomas Jurco and Tomas Tatar will bell ring at Kroger in Royal Oak from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., while forwards Luke Glendening and Riley Sheahan will represent the Red Wings at Kroger in Farmington Hills.

This season marks the ninth 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 $9 million Red Kettle Campaign goal. The initiative has raised more than $82,000 for the nonprofit since 2005.

WHO:Red Wings General Manager Ken Holland, Head Coach Mike Babcock and Red Wings players Justin Abdelkader, Luke Glendening, Darren Helm, Tomas Jurco, Riley Sheahan and Tomas Tatar

WHEN:Friday, December 5, 2014

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

Hiller’s Market – Mike Babcock and Ken Holland (4:00 – 6:00 p.m.)
425 N. Center St., Northville, MI 48167

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

Kroger (Royal Oak) – Tomas Jurco and Tomas Tatar (4:00 – 6:00 p.m.)
30991 Woodward Ave., Royal Oak, MI 48073

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

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 3,377,846 meals and 807,418 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 or 877-SAL-MICH.

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