DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings have teamed up with the American Red Cross to support disaster relief efforts, including aid for victims of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. During the months of September and October, the team will host various opportunities for fans to join the Red Wings in supporting the cause. Already this month, Detroit Red Wings and Olympia Entertainment colleagues united with the Detroit Tigers to donate toiletries and clothing to the Detroit Police Department's "Houston Relief Run," a donation drive to support Houston, Texas first responders.
"The recent devastation left behind by Hurricane Harvey, and impending harm expected from Hurricane Irma, affects many Red Wings fans across our country," said Kevin Brown, Director of Community Relations & Detroit Red Wings Foundation. "Today we are asking our partners and fans - locally and abroad - to join the entire Red Wings organization in supporting the recovery efforts as communities, families and individuals seek to rebuild after these devastating natural disasters."
DONATIONS ACCEPTED DURING 2017 NHL PROSPECT TOURNAMENT & DETROIT RED WINGS TRAINING CAMP IN TRAVERSE CITY
Red Wings fans attending the 2017 NHL Prospect Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 9, and Detroit Red Wings Training Camp on Saturday, Sept. 16 and Sunday, Sept. 17 in Traverse City, Mich., will have an opportunity to donate cash or checks to the American Red Cross. Each $10 donation receives an entry to win two tickets to attend the sold out Red Wings regular season home opener against the Minnesota Wild on Oct. 5 at the state-of-the-art Little Caesars Arena. American Red Cross volunteers will be available each day to collect donations from guests on the upper level of Centre Ice Arena, between both rinks. To learn more about the 2017 NHL Prospect Tournament, Detroit Red Wings Training Camp, or to purchase tickets, visit www.centreice.org.
AMERICAN RED CROSS TO BENEFIT FROM THE DETROIT RED WINGS FOUNDATION 50/50 RAFFLE PRESENTED BY MICHIGAN FIRST CREDIT UNION ON OCT. 5
During the Red Wings regular season home opener at Little Caesars Arena on Thursday, Oct. 5, the American Red Cross will join the Detroit Red Wings Foundation and Little Caesars Amateur Hockey League as a beneficiary of the Detroit Red Wings Foundation 50/50 Raffle, presented by Michigan First Credit Union. A portion of the proceeds from each raffle ticket sold will benefit disaster relief efforts. New this season, along with cash, credit cards will now be accepted for raffle ticket purchases of $20 or more.
ADDITIONAL WAYS TO SUPPORT DISASTER RELIEF EFFORTS
Red Wings fans who are unable to attend the 2017 NHL Prospect Tournament, Detroit Red Wings Training Camp or regular season home opener on Thursday, Oct. 5 can still support disaster relief efforts by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
About the American Red Cross:
The Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.
About Detroit Red Wings Community Relations:
The Detroit Red Wings are dedicated to providing opportunities and experiences that use the power of hockey to unite metro Detroit youth, families and neighbors through compassionate, innovative engagement. Each year, the Detroit Red Wings provide significant support to hundreds of nonprofit organizations throughout Michigan, Ohio and Canada. For more information, visit www.DetroitRedWings.com/Community.