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Red Wings celebrate Howe’s 85th birthday

Posted on 30th March 2013 by hockeymedia in The Want List,Tribute | Tags:

NHLThe Detroit Red Wings will celebrate Gordie Howe’s 85th birthday this Sunday, Mar. 31 before the Red Wings-Blackhawks home game at Joe Louis Arena. As part of the festivities, the team will wear unique “Gordie Howe’s 85th Birthday” warm-up jerseys that will be sold to benefit both the Red Wings Foundation and Gordie Howe Foundation.

Also to be distributed on game day, every fan will receive an 8.5″ x 11″ card that reads “Happy Birthday Gordie.”

As for the warm-up jerseys, each will feature No. 9 (for Howe) on the back and a “Gordie Howe’s 85th Birthday” patch on the front. According to details at redwings.nhl.com, the jerseys will “only be available for purchase by completing an interest form with proceeds benefiting the Detroit Red Wings Foundation and the Gordie Howe Foundation. The interest form will be available until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Apr. 1, and submissions will be contacted on a first come, first served basis.”

About the Detroit Red Wings Foundation:
The Detroit Red Wings Foundation is an affiliate of Ilitch Charities, a 501(c)(3) organization. The Foundation invests in the future of our community by providing funds and resources to worthy causes that contribute to the growth of the sport of hockey. Ilitch Charities is a non-profit organization that invests in our community’s future by supporting innovative, collaborative and measurable programs in the areas of community development, human services, education and recreation through contributions from the Ilitch companies, their colleagues and the generosity of others. For more information, please visit DetroitRedWings.com/Foundation.

About the Gordie Howe Foundation:
The Howe Foundation was founded by “Mrs. Hockey” Colleen Howe. Her vision and mission was to help those in need and allow them to be able to enjoy, participate and learn about the great sport of hockey. The Howe Foundation is committed to enriching the lives of those who would otherwise not be able to share and experience the great world of sports. For more information, please visit www.GordieHowe.com.

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