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The Salvation Army of Kent County to Sponsor Sixth Annual Red Kettle Game With Griffins

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The Salvation Army of Kent County will be the presenting sponsor of the sixth annual Red Kettle Game with the Grand Rapids Griffins minor league hockey team on Friday, Dec. 3.
The Salvation Army Red Kettle Game is happening on Dec.3

The Salvation Army Red Kettle Game is happening on Dec.3 /A/Capt. Mika Roinila

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About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army annually helps more than 30 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at over 7,000 centers of operation around the country. In 2021, The Salvation Army was ranked No. 2 on the list of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. For more information, visit SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.

Griffins special-edition red jerseys co-branded with The Salvation Army shield

Griffins special-edition red jerseys co-branded with The Salvation Army shield /A/Capt. Mika Roinila

A Salvation Army Officer with the official puck drop at a Griffins game in 2018.

A Salvation Army Officer with the official puck drop at a Griffins game in 2018. /A/Capt. Mika Roinila

Back after a year hiatus due to the pandemic, The Salvation Army of Kent County will be the presenting sponsor of the sixth annual Red Kettle Game with the Grand Rapids Griffins minor league hockey team on Friday, Dec. 3. Discounted tickets for the 7 p.m. game against the Rockford IceHogs at Van Andel Arena can be purchased by visiting griffinshockey.com/red-kettle.

Highlights of the night will include:

  • The hockey players wearing special-edition red jerseys co-branded with The Salvation Army shield and Niewiek Auto Sales/Hometown Sunoco logos. After the game, the jerseys will be auctioned off with proceeds to directly benefit The Salvation Army’s year-round programs and services in Kent County;
  • The Salvation Army brass band playing Christmas carols on the concourse before the game and performing the national anthem on the ice;
  • The Salvation Army’s giant red kettle parked in front of the arena and plenty of Salvation Army-themed elements throughout the game;
  • Divisional Commander Major Glen Caddy dropping the ceremonial first puck;
  • $2 concession specials from 6-8 p.m.

“After a year away, we’re ecstatic to once again be partnering with the Griffins for our sixth annual Red Kettle Game,” Major Caddy said. “The Salvation Army is looking forward to this night as it gives us an opportunity to raise awareness about our local programs as well as demonstrate our commitment to the Grand Rapids community. We invite you to join us on Dec. 3.”
 

“The Griffins have tremendous respect for organizations whose mission is focused on helping others, and it’s truly an honor to have worked side-by-side with The Salvation Army for so many years to help so many people,” said Bob Kaser, Griffins vice president of community relations and broadcasting. “Please know that our players take great pride in contributing through the auction of the jerseys they wear for this very special Red Kettle game.”

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