DETROIT – On Friday, the several Detroit Red Wings will trade in their hockey sticks for Salvation Army bells.
A number of Detroit Red Wings players, alumni and staff will compete against each other to see who can raise the most money for 11th annual “Red Wings for Red Kettles” STRIVE floor hockey program.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: Two Stars With Motor City Ties Lighting Up Entertainment World
A release from the Red Wings says that you’ll be able to get autographs — at all locations — for a suggested minimum $10 donation.
The floor hockey program — introduced in 2009, the program teaches the basics of the sport, team building skills and positive sportsmanship behavior to children ages 8-12.
Continuing a holiday tradition, they’ll ring bells at four metro Detroit retail locations.READ MORE: 23rd Annual 'A Home For The Holidays At The Grove' Comes To CBS On Sunday, December 5th
Kroger in Northville (425 N. Center Street)
Jeff Blashill, head coach and Ken Holland, executive vice president and general manager
Lt. Col. John Turner with the Salvation Army.
Kroger in Northville (17447 Haggerty Road)
Chris Chelios, Kris Draper and Chris Osgood
Major Russ Sjögren and Major Keith Bailey with the Salvation Army.
Kroger in Royal Oak (2200 E. 12 Mile Road)
Dylan Larkin and Luke Glendening
Captain Peter Mount with The Salvation Army.
Hockeytown Authentics (1845 E. Big Beaver Road)
Justin Abdelkader and Darren Helm
Captain Jeff Eddy with The Salvation Army.
Since 2005, the Detroit Red Wings organization has raised more than $113,000.