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Red Wings Pink the rink for BCA Night

by Christy Hammond / Detroit Red Wings

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings will host their eighth annual Breast Cancer Awareness Night, presented by Team Rehab, on Saturday, Oct. 11, when the Anaheim Ducks visit Joe Louis Arena at 7:00 p.m.

When doors open at 5:30 p.m., the Joe Louis Arena concourse will be home to a variety of activities, including a silent auction, mystery puck draw, 50/50 raffle and a special sale of Red Wings winter knit hats with all proceeds benefiting the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. The funds raised will help alleviate the costs of breast cancer screening and treatment for uninsured and underinsured women in the Metro Detroit area.

Fans who wear pink to the game will be entered to win a 2014-15 team-signed jersey by picking up a raffle ticket on the concourse behind Section 126. There, fans can also participate in the puck draw or bid on one of 42 unique items at the silent auction.

Several of the Red Wings players’ significant others will be selling hockey pucks as part of the mystery puck draw when doors open. For $35, fans will have a chance to draw from an assortment of 300 hockey pucks signed by members of the 2014-15 team. Each puck has been signed by a Red Wings player and packaged in a black box to conceal the autograph. The fan who opens the box with a puck signed in gold by Jimmy Howard will meet the Red Wings goaltender after the game.

Players will also wrap their sticks with pink hockey tape for use during the pre-game warmups on Saturday. The sticks will then be autographed as the players exit the ice and auctioned off on the concourse during the game. In addition to the sticks, other unique autographed game-used memorabilia and experiential packages available at the concourse auction include:

• 2013-14 team-signed Winter Classic replica jersey
• Defenseman Brendan Smith’s tickets to the Red Wings game on Sunday, Nov. 9 against the Tampa Bay Lightning with a post-game meet and greet
• 2014-15 team-signed Jimmy Howard goalie stick
• Variety of Red Wings experiences, including the opportunity to ride the Zamboni at a Red Wings game

Additional BCA Night activities include:
• The Red Wings will honor those affected by breast cancer by hosting 40 patients and survivors in two suites. Each survivor will receive a special gift bag with Red Wings and breast cancer awareness items enclosed.
• Defenseman Brendan Smith will welcome 10 two-time breast cancer patients and survivors in a suite and meet his guests outside the locker room following the game.
• Captain Henrik Zetterberg will host breast cancer patients along with their families in the Zetterberg Foundation Suite.
• The Red Wings will host more than 60 breast cancer patients, survivors and their guests during the team’s morning skate at 10:30 a.m. prior to Breast Cancer Awareness Night.
• Fans can purchase black cuffed winter knit hats with an embroidered pink and white Winged Wheel logo for $15 (cash and check only) behind Section 112 on the concourse to benefit the Karmanos Cancer Institute.
• A portion of the Detroit Red Wings Foundation’s 50/50 raffle on Saturday will benefit the Karmanos Cancer Institute.


About Team Rehabilitation:
Team Rehabilitation is a network of therapist owned outpatient clinics. There are 33 locations in Michigan and three in Chicago. Team Rehab provides physical therapy, aqua therapy and occupational medicine and specializes in treatment of the neck, back, shoulder and knee. For more information, please call (586) 416-9100 or visit www.team-rehab.com.

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