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Red Wings to host Halloween Night Friday at Little Caesars Arena

Fans encouraged to wear costumes, trick-or-treating available for kids in attendance and much more

by Brett McWethy @DetroitRedWings / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT -- Fans will be welcomed back to a spooky atmosphere when the Detroit Red Wings return home for Friday night's game against the Florida Panthers. Halloween will be celebrated throughout Little Caesars Arena, and fans are encouraged to wear their creative costumes to kick off the weekend.

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Red Wings set to celebrate Pride Night at Little Caesars Arena on Tuesday

Several exciting pregame and in-game initiatives will raise funds and awareness to support local LGBTQ+ organizations

by Josh Berenter @DetroitRedWings / DetroitRedWings.com

As an extension of the Detroit Red Wings' year-round support of NHL's Hockey is for Everyone initiative and the LGBTQ+ community, the team will celebrate equality and inclusion in hockey during Pride Night at Little Caesars Arena on Tuesday before and during the Red Wings' home game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

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Red Wings honor Larkin with pregame ceremony and Captain Jersey Auction

Fans can bid for 71 hours on authentic jerseys signed by Larkin and former Red Wings captains from Opening Night on-ice ceremony

by Josh Berenter @DetroitRedWings / DetroitRedWings.com

Dylan Larkin is the epitome of a Hockeytown leader.

The forward was born in raised in nearby Waterford, Mich., played collegiate hockey at the University of Michigan, represents Team USA in international competition and has been an ambassador for the Detroit Red Wings since he was 19 years old.

And now, after being named the 37th captain in franchise history on Jan. 13, and completing his first season with the 'C' in empty arenas due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Larkin is finally being properly celebrated by the Hockeytown faithful as the leader of the Red Wings.

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Hispanic Heritage Month Game Changers: Mary Carmen Muñoz

Muñoz fights for Detroit's Hispanic community

by Ethan Sears @ethan_sears / DetroitRedWings.com

Mary Carmen Muñoz is telling the story of a boy who showed up at her agency's after-school program about 10 years ago.

His mom had to drag him to LA SED - Latin Americans for Social and Economic Development - where Muñoz works as executive director, and convince him to give it a chance.

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Hispanic Heritage Month Game Changers: Naomi Howrani

At Detroit Cristo Rey High School, Howrani builds opportunity

by Ethan Sears @ethan_sears / DetroitRedWings.com

Naomi Howrani was three years into a good job when she looked around and thought she might want to do something different.

After graduating from the University of Michigan, Howrani moved to Washington D.C. to work in consulting. The sort of job that sets you up well. Not one many people leave to go work in a different industry.

Howrani, though, was ready to take a leap.

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Angela Reyes honored in Hispanic Heritage Month Game Changers Series

Red Wings, Tigers and Comerica Bank recognize individuals making an impact in the Detroit Latino community

by Jennifer Rogers @DetroitRedWings / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT -- Angela Reyes is the Executive Director and Founder of the Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation, a community-based organization that has made a tremendous impact in the Latino community in Detroit since 1997.

And because of her tireless efforts, Reyes has been named the second Hispanic Heritage Month Game Changers honoree.

The Game Changers series has previously honored individuals for Women's History Month, Black History Month, Pride Month and Disability Pride Month. The Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Tigers and Comerica Bank are now excited to highlight individuals making an impact in the Latino community in Detroit, in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

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Red Wings, Kroger and Forgotten Harvest team up to feed families in need

Red Wings and Kroger volunteers helped distribute 2,000 breakfast kits to families throughout metro Detroit

by Josh Berenter @DetroitRedWings / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT -- In addition to training some of the world's best hockey players for optimum performance, the Detroit Red Wings are also focused on fueling youth and families in Hockeytown to help build a hunger-free community.

Throughout last week, the Red Wings and Kroger teamed up to provide 2,000 breakfast kits to families in the community in partnership with Forgotten Harvest to help continue their mission to fight hunger and food insecurity.

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Anthony Benavides named Hispanic Heritage Month Game Changers honoree

Red Wings, Tigers and Comerica Bank teaming up to honor Hispanic Game Changers in the community throughout September and October

by Josh Berenter @DetroitRedWings / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT -- Clark Park has been a sports haven for thousands of children in Detroit for more than 120 years. But if it wasn't for Anthony Benavides, the historic park in the heart of southwest Detroit would've been shut down 30 years ago.

Benavides is a founding member of the Clark Park Coalition, which was established to re-open the park when the city of Detroit attempted to close it in 1991, and because of his tireless efforts to provide recreational programming for community youth, the Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Tigers and Comerica Bank have named Benavides the first Game Changers honoree of Hispanic Heritage Month.

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Disability Pride Month Game Changers Stephen Peck

Peck is the founder and director of the Easterseals Miracle League of Michigan, providing access to baseball for hundreds of children with disabilities

by Josh Berenter @DetroitRedWings / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Tigers and Comerica Bank have taken time throughout July to recognize incredible Game Changers in the community who are dedicating their lives to helping people with disabilities.

The final Game Changers honoree for Disability Pride Month is Stephen Peck, the founder and director of the Easterseals Miracle League of Michigan, for his tireless commitment to providing an accessible baseball league to hundreds of children with disabilities throughout the state.

The origins of the Miracle League of Michigan date back to July 2001 when Peck, who coached his able-bodied son's baseball team in Birmingham, Mich., saw a segment of HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel about a baseball league in Georgia where children with cognitive or physical challenges could be part of a team in an organized league.

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Bassie Shemtov honored by Red Wings and Tigers in Game Changers Series

Director and Co-Founder of Friendship Circle selected as honoree for her efforts to provide friendship and inclusion for individuals with disabilities

by Jennifer Rogers @DetroitRedWings / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT -- When Bassie Shemtov and her husband, Rabi, founded Friendship Circle in 1994, they never could've dreamt that it would have blossomed into what it is today.

It all started with a desire for outreach and to help others in the metro Detroit community. It quickly became evident that individuals with disabilities needed the platform to create meaningful and lasting friendships with those outside their inner circle. That is how Friendship Circle was born.

The Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers selected Shemtov to be the third Disability Pride Month Game Changers honoree for her dedication to ensuring that individuals with disabilities receive the support and friendship they deserve.

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