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Red Wings alums to lend a charitable hand to Salvation Army tonight

Via RedWingsFeed, if you happen to have your evening free, the Detroit News's Lauren Abdel-Razzaq recommends that Wings fans might want to head out to the Troy Sports Center to catch the Red Wings Alumni team lending a hand to the Salvation Army's Bed and Bread program tonight at 7 PM:

Detroit Red Wings Alumni and members of three youth hockey leagues will take to the ice Saturday to raise money for the Salvation Army.

"Some people always dreamed of playing in the NHL and they didn't make it," said Major Monty Wandling of the Salvation Army Royal Oak. "But to get a chance to play with a lot of their heroes, it's a lot of fun."

Members of the Oakland Jr. Grizzlies, Troy Sting and Troy Youth Hockey Association have been gathering pledges for the event. On Saturday they will be joined on the ice by former Red Wings Ted Lindsay, Dino Ciccarelli, Joey Kocur, Ed Mio, Dennis Hextall and others.

Wandling says in years past, the event has raised as much as $30,000 for the Salvation Army Bed & Bread program.

"When you think of the Oakland Jr. Grizzlies and the Troy Sting, which are both travel groups, and the Troy Youth Hockey Association, there's hundreds of kids," said Wandling. "It's a win-win. They know they are doing something great and helping us feed something like 5,000 people a day, about 1.8 million people a year, and they are having a great time doing it."

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