Darren McCarty, ‘The Russian Five’ coming to Gaylord, MI this Friday

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!”


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