The Gaylord Herald-Times’ Brandon Folsom reports that former Red Wings forward Darren McCarty is going to be raising funds for Otsego County’s amateur hockey association while entertaining a crowd:
Belle Iron Grille, located at 4029 Old 27 South in Gaylord, is hosting the “Grindtime with Darren McCarty Show” from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday.
General admission tickets cost $25 each, which includes Grindtime Comedy Tour performances at 6 p.m., a showing of the “The Russian Five” documentary produced by Keith Gave (as well as a question-and-answer session about the film with McCarty) at 7:45 p.m. and then the Grinder Reunion Concert starting at 10:30 p.m.
Part of the proceeds will go to OCHA to make youth hockey more affordable for area players. A raffle and a silent auction will also take place to raise funds for the organization.
“This is a great way to raise money for a local program, and I’m proud to kick off the hockey season,” McCarty said earlier this month. “I always believed that you can have a great time with great people. I’m stoked to put all my talents – or lack thereof – on display for the kids.
“I look forward to a great night at Belle Iron Grille!”