In the FYI department, from the Southgate News-Herald’s Jim Kasuba:
Organizers of an annual charity hockey game must be doing something right because in its brief history fans continue to “Pack the Yack” and bring in much-needed funds for Blessings in a Backpack-Wyandotte.
The fifth annual Pack the Yack charity hockey game, featuring Detroit Red Wings Alumni players going up against Team Wyandotte, is slated for March 4 at Yack Arena, 3131 Third St.
Doors open at 2 p.m. and the puck drops at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased in advance at the Yack Recreation Center; Community Choice Credit Union,1280 Biddle Ave.; and at the Wyandotte Public Schools Board of Education office, 639 Oak St.
Dana Browning, a Board of Education member and chairwoman of Blessings in a Backpack-Wyandotte, said the nonprofit group brought in $21,315 at last year’s event, and the goal is to top that amount in 2018.
The program donates food on a weekly basis to children who qualify for the Federal Free Lunch program at all of the school district’s elementary schools.