Hockey fans have the opportunity to meet hockey greats and help a good cause by attending Hockey Fest at the Canton Kroger on Saturday.
Hockey Fest will feature hockey legend Ted Lindsay and other Detroit Red Wing alumni, and support autism research and local treatment programs.
The event will also feature the Hockey Hall of Fame Legends of Hockey exhibit as well as interactive games, including a mini hockey rink, foam puck shooting range and a fast shot radar cage.
Admission is free. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Canton Kroger parking lot, located at 1905 Canton Center Road. Lindsay will be present from 12-2 p.m. to meet fans and sign autographs.
Prizes include two pair of tickets for 2013-14 Detroit Red Wings regular season game tickets, restaurant gift cards, theatre tickets and more. Guests will have the opportunity to meet other former Detroit Red Wings players and can purchase a family meal deal, with all proceeds from food and raffle sales benefiting The Ted Lindsay Foundation.
The Ted Lindsay Foundation was established in 2001 by Ted Lindsay and John Czarnecki, the father of a nine-year-old boy with autism. Funds are raised through golf outings and other events, as well as through sales of autographed sports memorabilia. Since its inception in 2001, the Ted Lindsay Foundation has raised over $1.5 million for research into the cause and cure for autism.
“The Ted Lindsay Foundation has played a significant role in raising money to fund groundbreaking research in the quest to find a cure for autism,” said Jayne Homco, president of The Kroger Co. of Michigan in a press release. “We invite customers to join us for the fun and excitement of Hockey Fest while supporting the Foundation.”
Customers can help Kroger support the Ted Lindsay Foundation by making coin box donations as well as purchasing a $1 scan card located at Kroger registers now through Aug. 31. All proceeds will benefit the Ted Lindsay Foundation.
“Autism has reached almost epidemic proportions in our country,” Lindsay said in a press release. “Because of the commitment of community partners like Kroger, we are able to reach large audiences to help spread awareness of autism and to fund research to discover more about its causes and treatment.”
For more information about the organization, visit www.tedlindsay.com.