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This season, all Detroit Red Wings players are making an impact in the community, participating in an unprecedented number of charity programs and initiatives throughout Metro Detroit in partnership with the Detroit Red Wings Foundation.

In addition, the Red Wings also participate in annual team events in the community including the holiday visit to Children's Hospital of Michigan, the Toast of Hockeytown wine-tasting gala, the Detroit Economic Club luncheon and more.

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For every hit recorded by Jonathan Ericsson this season, he donated $50 to the Detroit Zoological Society. This donation will fund a scholarship program to send underprivileged kids to an overnight experience at the zoo in the summer. Thanks to his donation of $5,700 after recording 114 hits in 2014-15, 25 underprivileged children will have the opportunity to spend the night at the Detroit Zoo on Aug. 29, 2015.
 
  Abby's All Stars
Since 2012-13, Justin Abdelkader hosts one elementary student and his/her guardian at every Red Wings home game (does not include playoffs). The Red Wings randomly select a student who has submitted an entry form for the Red Wings for Reading program.
 
  Andy's Avengers
Joakim Andersson hosted one child with a muscular disorder or muscular dystrophy and his/her guardian at every Red Wings home game this season. The Detroit chapter of MDA selected the guest for each game.
 
  Big Hearts Mini Monsters
Jonas Gustavsson hosted a pediatric cardiac patient at each home game with a pair of donated upper bowl season tickets. Guests were selected for 35 games by Hearts of Hope Michigan and for 10 games by Cardiac Kids in Toronto.
 
  Brendan Smith: BCA Night Spokesman
Brendan Smith is the team spokesman for Breast Cancer Awareness Night. He participates in the on-ice check presentation following the game and donates his two lower-bowl tickets and a meet and greet for the concourse auction. He also donated a 20-person suite for two-time breast cancer survivors for the 2014 BCA Night game. They were treated to complimentary food and beverages along with goody bags and a post-game meet and greet.
 
Brian Lashoff Brian's Beats
Brian Lashoff donated $50 for every hit he recorded this season. The funds benefited Freedom Hill Foundation to pay for donated musical instruments and music therapy to military veterans at the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center in Detroit.

 
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Daniel Cleary hosted a child who has had an organ transplant or is currently waiting for an organ transplant at each game during the season. Camp Michitanki and University of Michigan's Transplant Center selected the guests for each game.

 
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Danny DeKeyser hosted a military member (active or retired) and a guest at every Red Wings home game this season. Tickets were donated through the Detroit Red Wings Foundation to individual military members.
 
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Gustav Nyquist hosted families staying at Ronald McDonald House Detroit and Ann Arbor (10 guests from each house) in a suite on Nov. 9. Families were selected by the respective Ronald McDonald House.

 
Franzen's Friends
Since 2013-14, Johan Franzen has hosted a Special Olympics athlete and his/her guardian at every Red Wings home game. Special Olympics of Michigan selected the athlete for each game.
 
  Gametime with Glendening
Luke Glendening hosted a child with Down Syndrome and his/her family at every Red Wings home game this season with four donated tickets. Two nonprofits (Down Syndrome Guild of Southeast Michigan & Down Syndrome Support Group) equally split the games and selected the guests for each game. He also acted as the grand marshal for the 2014 Buddy Walk in Ann Arbor.
 
Helm's Heroes
Darren Helm hosted a youth hockey player with a medical condition and his/her guardian at every Red Wings home game this season with two donated tickets through the Detroit Red Wings Foundation.
 
 Jimmy Howard Jimmy Howard: Arthritis Foundation Spokesman
As event chairman for the Arthritis Foundation's Jingle Bell Run/Walk for a fourth year, Jimmy Howard will shoot a PSA, conduct a radio or TV interview about the event, and provide autographed items to use as incentives. Howard donated $50 for every save he made during the Dec. 6 game to Arthritis Foundation for its Camp Dakota program this summer. Howard welcomed three children down to The Joe for a Red Wings practice on Feb. 9, 2015, and met with them after practice for photos and autographs.
 
 Jimmy Howard Howard's Heroes
Jimmy Howard hosted a patient at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids and their family at every Grand Rapids Griffins home game. The Griffins coordinated the program and Helen DeVos Children's Hospital selected the guests for each game.

 
  Kindl's Krew
Since 2013-14, Jakub Kindl hosts an adult cancer patient or survivor at Karmanos Cancer Institute and his/her guest at every Red Wings home game. Karmanos selects the guest for each game.
 
  Kronner's Corner
Since 2012-13, Niklas Kronwall hosts a family with an autistic child at every Red Wings home game. Autism Alliance of Michigan selects the family for each game.
 
 Kyle Quincey Kyle Quincey: Greening of Detroit
This season, Kyle Quincey supported the local nonprofit, Greening of Detroit, and made an appearance during a warmer month to plant trees alongside members of the organization. He made an appearance for David Yurman with 10% of the merchandise sold at the events to benefit Greening of Detroit, as selected by Quincey, raising $14,385 for the nonprofit.
 
 Drew Miller Miller's Meals
Drew Miller donated $75 for every blocked shot he recorded during the 2014-15 season to support The Salvation Army's Bed & Bread Truck program. One blocked shot will help feed seven people for one day on their truck. Two blocked shots will help feed 15 people for one day or help feed one person a day for an entire year. In the 2014-15 season, Miller recorded 99 blocked shots for a donation of $7,425. His donation will feed 49 people a day for an entire year or feed 742 people on the truck.
 
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Since 2012-13, Pavel Datsyuk hosts a family through Henry Ford's SandCastles program at every Red Wings home game. The family has recently suffered the loss of a parent. SandCastles selects the family for each game.
 
  Riley's Rescues
Riley Sheahan donated $100 for every point he recorded during the 2014-15 season to the Michigan Humane Society's emergency rescue program. He also visited the Detroit MHS location once a month to take a photo with a pet available for adoption that the Red Wings posted on our social platforms. The person who adopted that particular pet received a goody bag from the Wings with an autographed 8x10 photo of Sheahan. In addition to featuring nine adoptable dogs through his Riley’s Rescues program and shooting a PSA for the Michigan Humane Society, Riley Sheahan’s donation of $3,600 will allow their emergency rescue program to assist 18 pets from the point of rescue to when the pet is available for adoption.
 
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Tomas Tatar donated $100 per point during the 2014-15 season to the Gleaners Community Food Bank's BackPack Program. Their BackPack Program sends a bag with six meals home with hungry elementary students. Tatar’s 56 points this season resulted in a $5,600 donation to Gleaners Community Food Bank’s BackPack program. Each recipient school typically receives about 100 BackPack bags every week. Tatar’s donation will provide one school with 11 weeks’ worth of BackPack bags.
 
 Tomas Jurco 26 Fights Homelessness
Tomas Jurco donated $100 per goal during the 2014-15 season to Coalition on Temporary Shelter (COTS). COTS provides emergency shelter, transitional housing, as well as comprehensive support services for the homeless and at-risk population.
 
Zetterberg Foundation Suite
Since 2011-12, Henrik Zetterberg donates his Zetterberg Foundation Suite to children's charities for most Red Wings home games and a select number of other events at Joe Louis Arena. The respective charities provide a donation letter for the calendar year based on the number of games they received the suite. The bulk of the games are donated to Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, Beaumont Hospital and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit. A handful of games are donated to charities specific to the community relations theme night or a unique request asked of the Zetterberg Foundation.
 
  Weiss' Warriors
Stephen Weiss hosts pediatric cancer patients and their families in a 20-person suite at three separate games during the season. He donated one suite each to Gilda's Club, Wigs 4 Kids and Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan and met with his guests that night.
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