DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings and Allstate have partnered to celebrate Allstate's "Helping Hands Community Day" set for Wednesday, April 26 at 10 a.m. Four-time Stanley Cup Champion Kirk Maltby, Red Wings staff and Allstate volunteers will team up to renovate Jack Adams Memorial Arena and Adams-Butzel Recreation Complex (10500 Lyndon St., Detroit).
In conjunction with National Volunteer Month throughout April, the Red Wings and Allstate will assemble volunteers to perform a variety of restoration tasks at Jack Adams Memorial Arena. Tasks include painting the exterior of the pro shop and men's restroom, disposal of excess outdoor debris, organizing storage areas, ticket booth and skate racks, and cleaning of the lobby, locker rooms, ticket booth and restrooms.
"The Red Wings are thrilled to team up with Allstate on this impactful project in northwest Detroit," said Kevin Brown, Director of Community Relations & Detroit Red Wings Foundation. "The generous financial and volunteer support provided by Allstate and their staff will help continue to foster Jack Adams Memorial Arena as a popular destination within our city for children and adults to experience the game of hockey."
In addition to the volunteer project at Jack Adams Memorial Arena, Allstate is donating brand new hockey nets, protective netting for spectators to be installed above the arena glass and skate storage racks.
An ice skating and hockey venue within the City of Detroit, Jack Adams Memorial Arena is currently the city's only indoor, public rink. The arena is named after former Detroit Red Wings head coach and general manager Jack Adams, who is the only person to have won the Stanley Cup as a player, coach and general manager. Operated by the Detroit Parks and Recreation Department, Jack Adams Memorial Arena hosts in-house leagues and introduction to hockey programs for children ages 3-12.