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Red Wings’ personnel to continue Salvation Army kettle bell-ringing tradition

From the Red Wings' PR department, it appears that the lockout won't prevent the Wings from engaging in their yearly tradition of competing for kettle bell-ringing bragging rights as the team hopes to give the Salvation Army a big assist:

RED WINGS COMPETE FOR BELL RINGING BRAGGING RIGHTS

… Babcock, Holland and Former Players to Bell Ring on Dec. 11 Across Metro Detroit to Raise Funds for The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign …

Detroit, MI… The Detroit Red Wings will compete for bragging rights on Tuesday, Dec. 11, to see which duo can raise the most money for The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign, as four teams bell ring at different Metro Detroit retail locations. Fans are asked to make a suggested $10 donation in exchange for an autograph at all four locations.

Head Coach Mike Babcock will join Executive Vice President and General Manager Ken Holland, who is serving as Honorary Chairman of the 2012 Red Kettle Campaign for the seventh straight year, at Hiller’s Market in downtown Northville from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Fans visiting Hockeytown Authentics in Troy, Mich., between 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday can obtain an autograph from former players Chris Chelios and Kris Draper by making a $10 donation.

Former player Kirk Maltby and radio play-by-play announcer Ken Kal will bell ring from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at a Kroger in St. Clair Shores, while former goaltenders Chris Osgood and Manny Legace will represent the Red Wings at a Kroger in Plymouth during that time.

This season marks the seventh consecutive year the Detroit Red Wings and The Salvation Army are teaming up through the “Red Wings for Red Kettles” initiative to help the nonprofit reach its $8.5 million Red Kettle Campaign goal. The initiative has raised more than $45,000 for the charity since 2005.

WHO:              Mike Babcock, Chris Chelios, Kris Draper, Ken Holland, Ken Kal, Manny Legace, Kirk Maltby and Chris Osgood

WHEN:           Tuesday, December 11, 2012

WHERE:         Help fill the Red Wings’ kettles at the following locations:

Hiller’s Market – Mike Babcock and Ken Holland (4:30 – 6:30 p.m.)

425 N. Center St. Northville, MI 48167

Hockeytown Authentics – Chris Chelios and Kris Draper (4:30 – 6:30 p.m.)

                        1845 E. Big Beaver Troy, MI 48083

Kroger (Plymouth) – Manny Legace and Chris Osgood (5:00 – 7:00 p.m.)

                        44525 Ann Arbor Rd. Plymouth, MI 48170

Kroger (St. Clair Shores) – Ken Kal and Kirk Maltby (5:00 – 7:00 p.m.)

                        31145 Harper Ave. Saint Clair Shores, MI 48082

About The Salvation Army:

Founded by William and Catherine Booth in London, England in 1865, The Salvation Army is a faith-based, non-profit organization dedicated to serving people in need without discrimination. This past year, The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit was involved in providing more than 3.2 million meals and more than 677,000 nights of shelter for the homeless. The Salvation Army uses $.85 of every dollar raised to provide direct services to people in need each and every day of the year. For more information about The Salvation Army, please call 877-SAL-MICH, or visit us at http://www.salmich.org

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SYF's avatar

Just praying there won’t be any jerks coming up to the players and saying dumb shit similar to, “Hey, man, just sign the CBA, man.” [<<<<Cheech and Chong impression]  They’re not there to receive abuse, but to promote a worthy cause.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 12/07/12 at 01:33 PM ET

George Malik's avatar

No active players. The Red Wings are barred from engaging in any events with their active players, including charity work.

To me, that’s the second-biggest casualty of the lockout, aside from very average people whose attempts to earn a living via working at rinks, in broadcasting, in bars and restaurants and all the other businesses whose employees’ salaries and tips depend on hockey being played. To some extent, the people who may be in need because of the lockout are doubly screwed.

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 12/07/12 at 01:44 PM ET

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