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Hockey Starved? Wings Alumni, Carhartt Play for Clinton Township Charity Friday

Proceeds from the game will benefit people with disabilities served by the Macomb-Oakland Regional Center, which operates an office in Clinton Township.

The NHL lockout is still ongoing, but that doesn't mean Red Wings fans can't get a dose of hockey action.

On Friday, Dec. 7, Red Wings alumni will take on Carhartt employees on the ice of the Dearborn Ice Skating Center at 7 p.m. for a good cause.

Proceeds will benefit the Macomb-Oakland Regional Center, which serves 5,000 people with disabilities in Macomb, Oakland, Wayne and nine other counties.

Tickets for the general public are available at the door for $10, while tickets are free for people with disabilities and their caregivers or family members who accompany them.

“Carhartt and the Red Wings Alumni have made a difference year after year in the lives of thousands of our people,” said Gerald Provencal, MORC executive director. “This is the eighth year they have played for MORC, and we are grateful to them.”

Hockey fans will get a chance to see former hockey greats from the Wings and other NHL teams, including Mickey Redmond, Darren McCarty, Joe Kocur, Kirk Maltby, Paul Ysebaert and John Ogrodnick. The Carhartt players work for the rugged outdoor clothing company Carhartt, based in Dearborn, Michigan.

Carhartt employees use all proceeds to purchase food, personal care items, linens and blankets for people with disabilities served by MORC.

“Great hockey, great price, great way to help a lot of people with disabilities with MORC,” said John Pepera, a Carhartt employee and organizer of the game. “We expect a sell-out crowd for our Anti-Lockout Game where hockey fans can beat their hockey blues and all of your $10 for a ticket goes to people who really need it.”

People with disabilities are encouraged to RSVP for the game to MORC at 248-390-0788.

MORC, based in Auburn Hills, Clinton Township and Livonia, is southeast Michigan’s largest nonprofit human services agency. MORC is known internationally for helping people with disabilities live in homes in the community and for helping close all 12 institutions in Michigan. MORC has also helped 54 nations, representing over a quarter of the world, close institutions.

The DISC is located at 14900 Ford Road in Dearborn.

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