Two reminders: Bertuzzi taking part in ‘NHL vs. Docs’ game in Sudbury on Sunday; Red Wings’ blood drive takes place on Tuesday, August 13th

Of Red Wings reminder-related note this afternoon:

  1. On Sunday, August 11th, in Sudbury, Ontario, Tyler Bertuzzi will be participating in Nick Foligno’s “NHL vs. Docs” game on Sunday, as noted by’s Jeff Svoboda:

For those in Sudbury, the offseason home of the Foligno family, it’s a chance to see high-level hockey in the summer and raise money for the NEO Kids Foundation, which raises funds to purchase vital pieces of equipment, conduct life-changing research and increase awareness for children’s health needs in the region. 

Sudbury, located north of the Georgian Bay northeast of Lake Huron, is a more than four-hour drive from Toronto and more than five hours from Ottawa, cities that have children’s care facilities. The ultimate goal of Foligno and the NEO Kids Foundation is to build a similar such facility in Sudbury, the largest city in Northern Ontario and home to more than 160,000 people. 

Last year’s event raised more than $215,000, and the hope is to bring in even more this time around. Players from around the NHL, including Foligno and his CBJ teammates as well as Matt Duchene, John Tavares, Marc Staal, Tyler Bertuzzi and Anthony Duclair, will arrive for a lake day on Saturday before taking part in the charity game on Sunday. 

There will be a autograph session before the game, which features the NHL players and doctors from the community. All will skate together before the NHL players finish things off by playing against one another, and a meet-and-greet will follow the game.  

Around 3,000 fans are expected, Foligno said.  

There’s more information on the event available from

The Vale presents: NHL vs Docs game will take place on Aug. 11, at 2 p.m. at the Sudbury Community Arena. Tickets are $22 with all proceeds going towards NEO Kids Foundation.

Before the game, NHL players will be available for an autograph signing session at 12 p.m. while attendees enjoy a barbecue and activities beginning at 11:30 a.m. outside the main entrance at the Sudbury Arena. Doors open at 1 p.m. 

During the game one lucky fan will have the chance to “Shoot to Win” a BMW courtesy of Palladino Auto Group. Purchase a “Chuck a NEO Kids plane” for your chance to win a private meet and greet in the NHL change room following the game and more. 

The game will consists of two 15 minute periods followed by a 20 minute NHL vs NHL period.

2. And on Tuesday, August 13th, the Red Wings and the Red Cross are holding a blood drive at Little Caesars Arena, per the Oakland Press’s Kathy Blake…

To help address the emergency blood shortage, the American Red Cross and Meijer, Inc. are partnering for a blood drive, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 13, in the Via Concourse at Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit, 313-471-3221. Free parking is available for donors, at the Henry West Garage located at 128 W. Fisher, Detroit, 1-800-RED CROSS. Donors receive a pair of complimentary tickets to a Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons preseason game.

And the Red Wings:

For the second straight year, @LCArena_Detroit Via Concourse will be the setting for one of southeastern Michigan’s largest blood drives.

Everyone who comes to donate will receive a pair of complimentary tickets to a #RedWings and Pistons preseason game:— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) August 9, 2019

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