Red Wings alumni to participate in charity hockey game in Marquette | WJMN

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WJMN) – United Way of Marquette County announced Thursday that, to kick off its annual fundraising campaign, a team of Detroit Red Wings alumni will come to Marquette for a charity hockey game.

The match is scheduled for Saturday, September 17 at the Berry Events Center. The Detroit Red Wings alumni team will face a team of talented players from Marquette County. All proceeds will go to the United Way of Marquette County Community Investment Fund.

According to a statement from United Way of Marquette County: The Detroit Red Wings Alumni Association is the most active and largest alumni organization in the National Hockey League. The team is made up of former Red Wings and National Hockey League players, as well as former college stars. They meet year-round, raise money for charities, and play games all over Michigan and Ontario. DRWA gamers extend their time and talent to give back to support those less fortunate in our communities through a game they love.

United Way of Marquette County is currently partnered with 31 Marquette County nonprofits and
provided financial assistance to 24 different local programs this year through their community
Investment fund. These programs improve people’s health, education and financial stability
the most needy in our region. UWMC funds are raised locally and stay local, impacting over 25% of our
Residents of Marquette County.

Details of the event are still being finalized. Save the date – September 17 – now and follow
United Way of Marquette County on Facebook or check for the latest
information. Companies interested in sponsoring the event can call 906-226-8171. Informations about
sign up for a chance to be part of the Marquette County hockey team and play against the
Red Wings Alumni will be released in early June. Tickets for the event are expected to go on sale

Catherine J. Martinez