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Wings, Zetterberg launch Smoke Detector Collection presented by Comerica

by Christy Hammond / Detroit Red Wings

DETROIT – As part of the 12th Annual Smoke Detector Collection, the Detroit Red Wings and captain Henrik Zetterberg are asking fans to bring smoke detectors to Joe Louis Arena when the Wings face off against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday, Sept. 25, and again on Friday, Sept. 27, against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Those who do not bring smoke detectors may also make monetary donations.

Volunteers from local area fire departments and Comerica will be on hand to help with the collection of the detectors. All detectors collected will be given to low-income and elderly households throughout the state of Michigan. Fans who bring a smoke detector or make a monetary donation will be entered to win a post-game zamboni ride that day.

This is Zetterberg’s seventh year as spokesman for the Smoke Detector Collection. Zetterberg will personally match all smoke detector and monetary donations up to $15,000. Last year’s program distributed over 3,600 detectors, with the majority of those going to the Detroit, Saginaw and Flint areas.

The collection was originally created in 2001 by Brendan Shanahan to honor the memory of his father, who was a firefighter. Since the program’s inception, more than 23,000 detectors have been donated to fire departments throughout the state of Michigan.

About Comerica Bank:
Comerica Bank, with 216 banking centers in Michigan, is a subsidiary of Comerica Incorporated. Founded in Detroit in 1849, Comerica continues to invest in Michigan. Comerica’s $17 million renovation of its building at 411 W. Lafayette in Detroit was completed last year and the renamed Comerica Bank Center is now the bank’s Michigan Market headquarters. Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA) is a financial services company strategically aligned by three business segments: The Business Bank, The Retail Bank, and Wealth Management. Comerica focuses on relationships, and helping people and businesses be successful. To find us on Facebook, please visit  Follow Comerica on Twitter at @ComericaCares.

About The Detroit Red Wings:
The Detroit Red Wings hockey club, an Original Six member of the National Hockey League and 11-time Stanley Cup Champion, was purchased by Michael and Marian Ilitch in 1982. Other Ilitch companies in the food, sports and entertainment industries include: Little Caesars Pizza, Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, Ilitch Holdings, Inc., Olympia Entertainment, Olympia Development, Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraising Program, Champion Foods and Uptown Entertainment. Michael Ilitch owns the Detroit Tigers. Marian Ilitch owns the MotorCity Casino Hotel. For more information, visit

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