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TIP-A-GRIFFIN RETURNS NOV. 13

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Grand Rapids Griffins usually spend their days serving passes to their teammates, but on Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 6-9 p.m., they will give up hockey for an evening of serving appetizers, entrees and drinks to fans at Uccello’s Ristorante, in the return of the team’s popular Tip-A-Griffin fundraiser.

Griffins players, coaches, and hockey staff will visit all four Uccello’s locations in West Michigan to serve and wait tables, with donations and raffle proceeds benefiting the Griffins Youth Foundation. In its previous six editions, Tip-A-Griffin raised nearly $60,000 for various local charities.

The Griffins will be dispersed to each location as follows (lineups subject to change):

Caledonia (8256 Broadmoor SE)

Louis-Marc Aubry
John Bernal – Athletic Trainer
Gleason Fournier
Triston Grant
Tom McCollum
Jim Paek – Assistant Coach
Francis Pare

Grand Rapids (2630 East Beltline Ave. SE)
Adam Almquist
Joakim Andersson
Jeff Blashill – Head Coach
Landon Ferraro
Brian Lashoff
Trevor Parkes
Riley Sheahan

Grandville (3940 Rivertown Pkwy SW)
Mitch Callahan
Jeff Hoggan
Max Nicastro
Gustav Nyquist
Brent Raedeke
Brendan Smith
Andrew Stegehuis – Assistant Equipment Manager

Standale (4787 Lake Michigan Dr.)
Chad Billins
Brennan Evans
Tomas Jurco
Petr Mrazek
Nathan Paetsch
Tomas Tatar
Brad Thompson – Equipment Manager

Each of the four locations will include raffle items and a visit from the team’s mascot, Griff. Raffle items include Griffins memorabilia, ticket packages, various gifts from sponsors, and specially-designed aprons that Griffins personnel will be wearing for the night, which will be signed and auctioned off at the end of the event.

Established in 1995, the Griffins Youth Foundation promotes academic excellence, community involvement and healthy lifestyles among the youth of West Michigan, enhancing their live through hockey and ice-related sports. For more information about the Foundation, please visit griffinskids.org.
 


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