Red Wings open ‘Play Zone’ at Children’s Hospital of Michigan

From Michigan Hockey’s Michael Caples:

Though the Detroit Red Wings’ season ended earlier than it had hoped, it’s not stopping the team from making an impact off the ice.

The Red Wings teamed up with the Children’s Hospital of Michigan and Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation to unveil a 1,700-square foot Red Wings Play Zone on Wednesday. Al Sobotka and Jimmy Howard were present to help with the ribbon-cutting ceremony and introduce children to their new toys.

“Being a parent myself, I couldn’t imagine being one of these parents going through this, so to be able to come down here and help celebrate this new play structure thanks to our fans and our great organization, it’s a huge honor for me,” Howard said.

“For these kids, they go through so much and they’re so strong. For them to come out here and have a little bit of normalcy and just be kids, it’s huge for them.”

Caples continues, and he posted a photo gallery from the event, as did the Detroit News; WDIV Local 4 posted a video report (non-embeddable).

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