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Griffins post a best-of-October video, announce the return of ‘Tip a Griffin’ event on November 18th

The Grand Rapids posted a must-watch video of their "Best of October" on Monday...

And they announced the return of their "Tip a Griffin" charitable event on Monday, November 18th:

The Grand Rapids Griffins usually look for tips near the net, but on Monday, Nov. 18 from 6-8 p.m., they’ll exchange their jerseys for aprons in an evening of serving appetizers, entrees and beverages to patrons at Uccello’s Ristorante, in the return of the team’s popular Tip-A-Griffin fundraiser.

Griffins players, coaches and hockey staff will visit all four Uccello’s locations in West Michigan to serve and wait tables, with donations and raffle proceeds benefiting the Griffins Youth Foundation. In its previous seven editions, Tip-A-Griffin raised nearly $70,000 for various local charities.

The Griffins will be dispersed to each location as follows (lineups subject to change):

Caledonia (8256 Broadmoor SE)
Adam Almquist
John Bernal – Athletic trainer
Brennan Evans
Jeff Hoggan
Calle Jarnkrok
Gustav Nyquist
Jim Paek – Assistant coach

Grand Rapids (2630 East Beltline Ave. SE)
Louis-Marc Aubry
Jeff Blashill – Head coach
Landon Ferraro
Gleason Fournier
Tom McCollum
David McIntyre
Xavier Ouellet
Nathan Paetsch

Grandville (3940 Rivertown Pkwy. SW)
Spiros Anastas – Assistant coach
Mitch Callahan
Luke Glendening
Triston Grant
Riley Sheahan
Ryan Sproul
Andrew Stegehuis – Assistant equipment manager

Standale (4787 Lake Michigan Dr.)
Tomas Jurco
Alexey Marchenko
Petr Mrazek
Andrej Nestrasil
Teemu Pulkkinen
Brad Thompson – Equipment manager

Each of the four locations will include raffle items and a visit from the team’s mascot, Griff. Raffle items include Griffins memorabilia, ticket packages, various gifts from sponsors, and specially-designed aprons that Griffins personnel will be wearing for the night, which will be signed and auctioned off at the end of the event.

Established in 1995, the Griffins Youth Foundation promotes academic excellence, community involvement and healthy lifestyles among the youth of West Michigan, enhancing their lives through hockey and ice-related sports. For more information about the Foundation, please visit griffinskids.org.

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