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Wings to accept grant applications

Team's charities will award grants to local children non-profits

Monday, 08.11.2008 / 10:02 AM ET / Community Relations
By Anne Marie Krappmann
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Wings to accept grant applications
DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings Foundation, the official charity of the Detroit Red Wings, today announced it will accept grant applications from local non-profit groups from August 15-October 1, 2008. The foundation will grant a minimum total of $150,000 to select organizations that focus on: youth hockey growth, development and initiatives; health and nutrition; education; or recreation. Individual grant requests cannot exceed $30,000. Grant winners will be announced in November.

“The Red Wings organization is extremely excited to announce our first annual grant cycle,” Executive Vice President and General Manager Ken Holland said. “We are proud of our longstanding commitment to our community and look forward to assisting local groups who share our mission of giving back to those in need.”

All grant recipients must be public charities exempt from taxation under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. While grant recipients may represent a diverse range of programs involving all age groups, the focus of the Detroit Red Wings Foundation is on programs that benefit the children and youth of Detroit and its metropolitan area.
For a grant application, click here,or for more information on the Detroit Red Wings Foundation, please visit or

The Detroit Red Wings Foundation supports several initiatives and organizations including: the development of inner city youth hockey, the fight against cancer, a wide array of children’s health, educational and recreational activities and other needs of the community through the sport of hockey.

The Detroit Red Wings Foundation is associated with Ilitch Charities, an IRS recognized 501 (c)(3) organization. Previous grant recipients include: Camp Quality of Michigan, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, The Detroit Hockey Association, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Mothers and Unborn Baby Care, Muscular Dystrophy Association and YMCA. The Foundation is funded through a variety of team and player fundraising events as well as donations from the public.

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