Detroit Red Wings Foundation raises more than
$200,000 at 13th Annual Toast of Hockeytown
On-ice check presentation took place on Monday, March 18, 2013
DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings Foundation successfully raised more than $200,000 at their 13th Annual Toast of Hockeytown event presented by ITC Holdings Corp. on Monday, Mar. 18, at Joe Louis Arena. The Foundation recognized ITC Holdings Corp., PNC Bank and Barton Mallow Hunt for their sponsorship of the event in a pre-game on-ice check presentation ceremony prior to the Wings game against Phoenix on Monday night, Apr. 22.
More than 450 guests attended the signature event, and everyone had an opportunity to mingle with the entire Red Wings roster, bid on exclusive silent and live auction items and to enjoy over 65 fine wines, gourmet foods and delectable desserts. Contributions from the event are used to support the Foundation's mission of investing in the future of our community by providing funds and resources to worthy causes that contribute to the growth of the sport of hockey.
This year, many local restaurants joined Olympia Entertainment to provide guests with a wide variety of world-class cuisines, including seared lamb chops from Iridescence; fresh oysters, shrimp and sushi from Joe Muer Seafood; handmade pastas and wild mushrooms from Andiamo; chocolate-covered strawberries from The Melting Pot of Troy; and decadent desserts from Just Baked.
The evening also featured a silent and live auction full of phenomenal Wings memorabilia and more. Two lucky hockey fans came away with a trip for two to a Wings road game on Red Bird III. Another popular auction package included a private hockey clinic with goaltender Jimmy Howard. New to the event this year, guests also had a chance to bid on custom auction baskets, filled with items hand-selected by members of the Red Wings roster.
For a $50 donation, guests were awarded an autographed puck. The donation entered each contributor into a raffle, where one lucky winner and guest received a night out in Birmingham with Wings forwards Todd Bertuzzi and Darren Helm.
It was an unforgettable night at the Joe Louis Arena for the 13th Annual Toast of Hockeytown, thanks to the hundreds of fans who came together with the Detroit Red Wings in support of the Foundation's mission: growing the great sport of hockey.
About the Detroit Red Wings Foundation:
The Detroit Red Wings Foundation is an affiliate of Ilitch Charities, a 501(c)(3) organization. The Foundation invests in the future of our community by providing funds and resources to worthy causes that contribute to the growth of the sport of hockey. Ilitch Charities is a non-profit organization that invests in our community's future by supporting innovative, collaborative and measurable programs in the areas of community development, human services, education and recreation through contributions from the Ilitch companies, their colleagues and the generosity of others. For more information, please visit DetroitRedWings.com/Foundation.
About ITC Holdings Corp.:
ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ITC) is the nation's largest independent electric transmission company. Based in Novi, Michigan, ITC invests in the electric transmission grid to improve reliability, expand access to markets, lower the overall cost of delivered energy and allow new generating resources to interconnect to its transmission systems. ITC's regulated operating subsidiaries include ITCTransmission, Michigan Electric Transmission Company, ITC Midwest and ITC Great Plains. Through these subsidiaries, ITC owns and operates high-voltage transmission facilities in Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma, serving a combined peak load exceeding 26,000 megawatts along 15,000 circuit miles of transmission line. Through ITC Grid Development and its subsidiaries, the company also focuses on expansion in areas where significant transmission system improvements are needed. For more information, please visit ITC's website at www.itc-holdings.com. (itc-ITC)
About PNC Bank:
PNC Bank is a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC). PNC, (www.pnc.com), is one of the nation's largest diversified financial services organizations providing retail and business banking; residential mortgage banking; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. Follow @PNCNews on Twitter for breaking news, updates and announcements from PNC.
About Barton Malow Hunt:
Barton Malow Hunt, a joint venture between Barton Malow Company and Hunt Construction Group, both firms consistently rank among top contractors by Engineering News-Record and are also considered the premiere sports and entertainment builders in North America. With over 150 years of combined experience we provide innovative solutions to projects of any complexity to our clients. With like minded cultures Barton Malow Hunt focuses on building the communities around us and giving back to organizations like the Red Wings Foundation. For more information on Barton Malow Company, visit www.bartonmalow.com. For more information on Hunt Construction Group, visit www.huntconstructiongroup.com