Crain’s Detroit Business posted an article sponsored by The Children’s Foundation’s Larry Burns this morning. The article highlights the charitable contributions of several community leaders; today’s article includes part of an interview with Red Wings play-by-play announcer Ken Daniels, who discusses some of the highlights of the upcoming Jamie Daniels Foundation’s Celebrity Roast of Scotty Bowman:
Burns: This year it will be a virtual roast of Scotty Bowman. How can people help?
Daniels: The main place people can go to help is JamieDanielsFoundation.org. The silent auction is live on our website and bidding ends October 15. The roast will air on FOX Sports Detroit on Wednesday, October 14 at 8:00 p.m. and again at 9:30 p.m. It’s 90 minutes long and you can bid throughout the show.
Burns: You’ve got some great people lined up.
We started reaching out to people like George Bowman, and then George reached out to Jeff Cumberworth at Ally Financial, who reached out to Jack Nicklaus’ team. Jack Nicklaus does a hilarious two-and-a-half-minute video about Scotty. Steven Page, the former lead singer of the Barenaked Ladies, now with the Steven Page Trio, will perform a wonderful song called “Into the Light.” Hill Harper from “The Good Doctor” will open our show. We also have Michigan coach Red Berenson, Stu Grimson, Wayne Gretzky, JK Simmons, Jeff Daniels, Mitch Albom, Jim Leyland, Ken Dryden, Brendan Shanahan, Nick Lidstrom, Dominik Hašek, Doc Emrick, Glenn Hall, Jimmy Devellano, Dave Hodge, the longtime host of Hockey Night in Canada, and there’s still more to come.