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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. 52 for the Zoo
For every hit recorded by Jonathan Ericsson this season, he will donate $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.
  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 will host 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 will select the guest for each game.
  Big Hearts Mini Monsters
Jonas Gustavsson will host a pediatric cardiac patient at each home game with a pair of donated upper bowl season tickets. Guests will be 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 will donate $50 for every hit he records this season. The funds will benefit 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. Cleary's Kids
Daniel Cleary will host 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 will select the guests for each game. Coach's Visit
Since 2005-06, Mike Babcock hosts a patient at Children's Hospital of Michigan and his/her guardian at every Red Wings home game. Children's Hospital of Michigan selects the guest for each game. DeKeyser's Hometown Heroes
Danny DeKeyser will host a military member (active or retired) and a guest at every Red Wings home game this season. Tickets will be donated through the Detroit Red Wings Foundation to individual military members. 14's Friends
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 will be selected by the respective Ronald McDonald House.

Franzen's Friends
Since 2013-14, Johan Franzen hosts a Special Olympics athlete and his/her guardian at every Red Wings home game. Special Olympics of Michigan selects the athlete for each game.
  Gametime with Glendening
Luke Glendening will host 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) will equally split the games and select 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 will host 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.
 Jimmy Howard Howard's Heroes
Jimmy Howard hosts a patient at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids and their family at every Grand Rapids Griffins home game. The Griffins coordinate the program and Helen DeVos Children's Hospital selects 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 is supporting the local nonprofit, Greening of Detroit, and will make an appearance during a warmer month to plant trees alongside members of the organization. He is also making appearances for David Yurman with 10% of the merchandise sold at the events to benefit Greening of Detroit as selected by Quincey.
 Drew Miller Miller's Meals
Drew Miller will donate $75 for every blocked shot he records 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 2013-14 season, Miller had 63 blocked shots, which, at $75 per block, created the potential to help feed more than 472 people on the truck. Pav's Pals
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 will donate $100 for every point he records during the 2014-15 season to the Michigan Humane Society's emergency rescue program. He will also visit the Detroit MHS location once a month to take a photo with a pet available for adoption that the Red Wings will post on our social platforms. The person who adopts that particular pet will receive a goody bag from the Wings with an autographed 8x10 photo of Sheahan. Tatar's Totes
Tomas Tatar will donate $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.
 Tomas Jurco 26 Fights Homelessness
Tomas Jurco will donate $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 will host a pediatric cancer patient and his/her family in a 20-person suite at three separate games during the season. He will donate one suite each to Gilda's Club, Wigs 4 Kids and Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan. He will meet his guests after each game.
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