According to UpNorthLive, the Red Wings made a significant charitable gesture prior to Monday night’s game at Centre ICE Arena:
The NHL prospects tournament had some important guests on hand at Centre Ice Arena in Traverse City.
Several dozen Special Olympic athletes from Michigan were invited to watch some of the action from Monday’s games.
Some big name guests from the Detroit Red Wings organization stopped by for a visit as well.
General Manager Ken Holland welcome them to the rink and awarded the program with a check for $1,000 to go toward future funding of their Special Olympics competitions.
“It’s an incredible two weeks of organization to start the season and this is an opportunity in a small way to give back to the City of Traverse City and the people, like these young athletes, that have a tremendous passion for our sport,” said Detroit Red Wings General Manager Ken Holland.
Update: Also in action on Monday…
Former #RedWings forward, Dallas Drake, joined @LCAHLHockey players at Reining Liberty Ranch in Traverse City yesterday as part of the #HockeytownCares Community Tour! | #DRWCT #LGRW pic.twitter.com/WWmOLKXWom
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) September 11, 2018