In case you didn’t see it last week, Henrik Zetterberg is putting his wrist at risk on Thursday with an autograph signing at Hockeytown Authentics. He’ll write his signature at least 400 times in exchange for a smoke detector or a $10 donation, with proceeds going to the Red Wings Foundation and local fire departments. If you’re in the Metro Detroit area and want to meet Hank, that’s a great opportunity.
My wife, by the way, got to meet him yesterday when he was miraculously outside of Centre I.C.E. signing. (players of his stature don’t often sign at camp, since they get swamped more than your Cory Emmerton types) Very jealous.
(Thanks to old blogging pal and current Red Wings employee Christ Hammond for reminding me of the signing today with an email.)
Full release on the signing after the jump.
ZETTERBERG PROMOTES FIRE PREVENTION WITH SIGNING
â€¦ Fans can get Autograph at Hockeytown Authentics on Sept. 23 with Donation â€¦
Detroit, MIâ€¦ Detroit Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg continues his fight against fire with his support of the annual Smoke Detector Collection. Fans who donate a new smoke detector with batteries or make a minimum monetary donation of $10 to help purchase a new smoke detector will receive one autograph from Zetterberg at Hockeytown Authentics in Troy between 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23.
Wristbands for Thursdayâ€™s autograph signing will be issued at Hockeytown Authentics beginning at 10 a.m. A maximum of 400 wristbands will be handed out prior to 5 p.m. and those who receive wristbands may begin to line up for the autograph signing no earlier than 4 p.m. For more information, please call Hockeytown Authentics at 248-680-0965. Hockeytown Authentics is located at 1845 E. Big Beaver on the northwest corner of Big Beaver and John R in Troy.
As the team spokesman, Zetterberg will personally match the total of all detectors collected this fall. Together with local fire departments, all detectors collected through this initiative will be donated to low-income residents throughout Metro Detroit.
Thursdayâ€™s signing kicks off the 2010 Smoke Detector Collection, which continues into Fire Prevention Week with in-game collections on Friday, Oct. 1, against Toronto and Sunday, Oct. 3, versus Pittsburgh. Fans attending these games are encouraged to bring new smoke detectors with batteries and will be entered to win autographed Zetterberg memorabilia for their donation.
Who: Detroit Red Wings Forward Henrik Zetterberg
What: Autograph Signing for Charity
When: 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, September 23
Where: Hockeytown Authentics
1845 E. Big Beaver
Troy, MI 48083
Why: To collect smoke detectors and monetary donations for the Detroit Red Wings annual Smoke Detector Collection initiative.