DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings will host their Wings for Wishes game this Sunday, April 7, when the team takes on the St. Louis Blues at 12:30 p.m. (NBC & 97.1 The Ticket) to benefit Make-A-Wish® Michigan.
The team will hold a mystery puck draw on the concourse behind Section 126 when doors open at 11 a.m. For $25, fans will have the opportunity to purchase from an assortment of 300 hockey pucks signed by members of the 2012-13 team and packaged in a black box to conceal the autograph. Each puck has been signed by a Red Wings player and comes with a certificate of authenticity. The fan who purchases and opens the puck signed in gold by defenseman Niklas Kronwall will meet him after the game.
The proceeds of Sunday’s mystery puck draw will benefit Make-A-Wish Michigan, specifically raising funds for the Wings to grant Logan’s wish to visit Turks and Caicos through the nonprofit’s Adopt-A-Wish® program. This program allows companies to dedicate funds of $5,000 or more toward a specific wish. Logan is a 10-year-old from Macomb, Mich., who plays hockey and loves cheering for the Red Wings.
Fans are encouraged to visit the Red Wings mural behind Section 112 on the concourse. With a $1 donation, fans can write their name on the star and put it up on the concourse to cover the mural. Fans can also purchase blue Make-A-Wish wristbands for $5 to show their support. In addition, the Detroit Red Wings Foundation’s 50/50 raffle will benefit Make-A-Wish Michigan.
The Zetterberg Foundation Suite will host three wish kids and their families on Sunday. They will be treated to free food and beverages along with goody bags courtesy of captain Henrik Zetterberg and his wife Emma.
The Red Wings were named one of five recipients of the national Chris Greicius Celebrity Award by Make-A-Wish® America during the 2011-12 season, joining Justin Bieber, Sesame Street, Nickelodeon and Buddy Valastro (Cake Boss). Make-A-Wish America honors celebrities and industry figures annually with its Chris Greicius Celebrity Award. The honorees are selected for their exceptional dedication to the mission of Make-A-Wish by helping grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.
About Make-A-Wish® Michigan:
Since 1984, Make-A-Wish® Michigan has granted more than 7,000 wishes to Michigan children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact conducted by Make-A-Wish® America, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can have positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illnesses, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Based in Brighton, Mich., with offices in Detroit and Grand Rapids, Make-A-Wish Michigan is funded through community support. Nearly 80 percent of each dollar spent directly benefits the Michigan wish-granting program. Visit www.wishmich.org to learn more.