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Zetterberg assists in icing home fires

by Anne Marie Krappmann / Detroit Red Wings
DETROIT -- Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg will meet with representatives from local fire departments and governmental fire agencies at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at Joe Louis Arena in preparation for the Red Wings Seventh Annual Smoke Detector Collection. Detectors will be collected when the Wings take on the New Jersey Devils this Saturday, November 8, at Joe Louis Arena. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for the 7 p.m. game.


The collection is part of a continuing effort to raise awareness of the importance of having working smoke detectors and decrease the number of household fires throughout the state this winter. Zetterberg has served as the team spokesman for the program for three years.

“I am honored to meet with some of the local heroes who fight fires every day,” said Zetterberg. “I hope this program reminds everyone of the importance of having working smoke detectors in their homes.”

Fans attending the game are encouraged to donate new smoke detectors with batteries in exchange for the opportunity to win Red Wings memorabilia autographed by Zetterberg, who will match the total of all detectors collected with a personal donation. Volunteers from local fire departments and governmental fire agencies will be on hand to collect the detectors which will be given to low income families throughout the state of Michigan. Since the program started in 2001, more than 9,000 detectors have been donated to fire departments and agencies throughout the state.

Season ticket packages, “Steve Yzerman 19-Game Packages”, “Gordie Howe 9-Game Packages” and single-game tickets for the entire 2008-09 season are currently available at the Joe Louis Arena Box Office, all TicketMaster locations including The Hockeytown Café, Hockeytown Authentics in Troy, or by phone at 248-645-6666. Fans also can purchase tickets by logging on to www.DetroitRedWings.com.
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