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Red Wings raise the stakes for charity

by Lynsie DeLoss Estes / Detroit Red Wings

DETROIT - Only 108 fans will have the chance to go head-to-head with a Red Wings player in a game of Texas Hold’em on Monday, Feb. 24, at the Detroit Red Wings Foundation Charity Poker Tournament taking place at MotorCity Casino Hotel. Fans can reserve a seat in the tournament by making a $400 donation to the Foundation. Additional dinner seats are available to fans playing in the tournament for a $100 donation.

The evening will begin at MotorCity Casino Hotel with participants enjoying a strolling dinner reception with Wings players in Sound Board at 5:00 p.m., followed by the Texas Hold’em tournament in the poker room starting promptly at 6:30 p.m.

The night of the tournament, everyone walks away a winner with a parting gift and an overnight room compliments of MotorCity Casino Hotel. The top 10 finishers will be awarded prizes, including the grand prize trip for two on Red Bird III during the 2014-15 preseason. Second place finisher will receive a suite for a Red Wings home game during the 2014-15 regular season and post-game meet and greet with a player. Third place will receive four tickets to an upcoming home game and fourth through tenth place will receive an autographed, game-used hockey stick.

Fans can reserve a room and seat in the charity poker tournament by visiting or by calling 313-471-7579.

Media that would like to cover this event must RSVP in advance by contacting Lynsie DeLoss Estes at 313-471-7539 or no later than 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 21. Please provide reporter and photographer names. Media outlets that do not RSVP will not be permitted access into the event.

About the Detroit Red Wings Foundation:
The Detroit Red Wings Foundation is an affiliate of Ilitch Charities, a 501(c)(3) organization. The Foundation invests in the future of our community by providing funds and resources to worthy causes that contribute to the growth of the sport of hockey. Ilitch Charities is a non-profit organization that invests in our community’s future by supporting innovative, collaborative and measurable programs in the areas of community development, human services, education and recreation through contributions from the Ilitch companies, their colleagues and the generosity of others. For more information, please visit

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