Wings for Wishes
Dear Detroit Red Wings Fans,
Welcome to the team's Make-A-Wish® fundraising page for the Wings for Wishes initiative. The Detroit Red Wings are dedicated to making a difference in our local community, particularly when it comes to fans facing life-threatening medical conditions. The Red Wings are proud supporters of Make-A-Wish Michigan and have welcomed many wish kids to Joe Louis Arena to meet their hockey heroes.
The Red Wings are asking for your support to with our Wings for Wishes initiative and help us to "Adopt-A-Wish" through this online fundraiser. The average cost to fulfill a wish is $7,500.
The Red Wings welcomed 12-year-old Jarod to a Red Wings practice in 2013 where he got to shoot on goaltender Jimmy Howard and meet the entire team. The next day, he watched the game warmups from the Red Wings penalty box. His mom Tina wrote: "What a gift it was to see the wonder in his eyes and the joy on his face. I can't put into words how it fills a parent's soul to see your child experience such a once-in-a-lifetime event, how gratifying it is to have a reprieve from the trials of fighting a life-threatening illness and just be able to revel in the moment. We've had so many struggles along our journey and the future will prove even more daunting. But for two glorious days we had the pleasure of seeing our son enjoy the experience of a lifetime. That is a memory we will cherish forever."
Please help by contributing any amount you can. Every dollar you donate can help Make-A-Wish kids renew their courage and find a turning point in their lives. Fans that donate the following amounts will receive the corresponding incentive:
$5 - Name on virtual Make-A-Wish wall on DetroitRedWings.com
$25 - Red Wings fan pack and Make-A-Wish wristband
$50 - Discount coupon at Hockeytown Authentics in Troy (you also receive the $5 and $25 incentives)
$100 - Hockey puck autographed by randomly-selected Red Wings player (limit of 75)
$250 - Attend a mutually-agreed upon 2014-15 Red Wings practice with one guest (limit of 25)
$500 - Attend a mutually-agreed upon 2014-15 Red Wings practice and ride the zamboni (limit of 5)
$750 - Attend a mutually-agreed upon 2014-15 Red Wings practice and meet a player selected by the PR department (limit of 2)
$1,000 - Pair of two (2) upper-bowl tickets to a mutually-agreed upon 2014-15 Red Wings home game, thank you message on the video board, zamboni ride and a randomly-selected player autographed, game-used stick (limit of 2)
$2,500 - Pair of four (4) lower-bowl tickets to a mutually-agreed upon 2014-15 Red Wings home game, thank you message on the video board and a post-game meet and greet with one (1) Red Wings player of your choice (limit of 1)
If you have any questions about one of these incentives, please contact Christy.Hammond@hockeytown.com. Thank you for your support!