Anti-Lockout hockey game to help hockey fans beat the blues and help charity - Dec 7 in Dearborn, Michigan

Hockey-starved fans can feast on Red Wing hockey action while helping charity

Nov 26, 2012, 05:30 ET from Macomb-Oakland Regional Center

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich., Nov. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Red Wings Alumni play Carhartt employees to help people with disabilities from Macomb-Oakland Regional Center

On Friday, December 7, 2012 lock-out weary hockey fans will be treated to what could be the biggest game of the season when the Red Wings Alumni play the Carhartt employees to benefit people with disabilities served by the Macomb-Oakland Regional Center (MORC) at 7:00 p.m. at the Dearborn Ice Skating Center, 14900 Ford Road, Dearborn, Michigan, 48126.  Tickets for the general public are available game day only at the door for $10, while tickets are free for people with disabilities and their caregivers or family members who accompany them.

Hockey fans, left out in the cold by the NHL lockout, can see fast-paced action from the Red Wings Alumni that includes former greats from the Wings and other NHL teams:  Mickey Redmond, Paul Ysebaert, John Ogrodnick, Darren McCarty, Kirk Maltby and Joe Kocur to name a few.

The Carhartt employees, accomplished hockey players themselves, 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.  "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."

"Great hockey, great price, great way to help a lot of people with disabilities with MORC," said John Pepera, a Carhartt employee who is the 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."

MORC , based in Auburn Hills, Clinton Township and Livonia, is southeast Michigan's largest nonprofit human services agency (as defined by Crain's, excluding nonprofit schools and hospitals), serving 5,000 people with disabilities in Macomb, Oakland, Wayne and nine other counties.   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, over a quarter of the world, close institutions.

People with disabilities are encouraged to RSVP for the game to MORC at (248) 390-0788. Highlights from a past Carhartt vs. Wings Alumni match-up can be seen on YouTube at

MORC acknowledges the support of The Arc Michigan, The Arc of Oakland County, Arc Services of Macomb,AMORC, Macomb County Community Mental Health, Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority,Detroit-Wayne County Community Mental Health Agency and the Michigan Department of Community Health.

Macomb-Oakland Regional Center -  16200 19 Mile Road -  Clinton Township, MI 48038 -

Media Contact: joe dzenowagis macomb-oakland regional center, 248 390-0788,

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