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Tip-A-Griffin to help a young hockey player

The Grand Rapids Griffins are raising money Monday for the Griffins Youth Foundation

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — For the 13th time, the Tip-A-Griffin fundraiser is back and helping raise money for the Griffins Youth Foundation. The foundation helps promote academic excellence, community involvement, and healthy lifestyles for young people in West Michigan through hockey and ice-related sports. 

The Tip-A-Griffin fundraiser is happening Monday, November 18 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at all six Uccello's Restaurants in the West Michigan area. Team players, coaches, and hockey staff will be spread out between the locations and will help serve tables. There will also be food and drink specials that include half off pasta with a drink purchase, $4 tall domestic drafts, and $5 glasses of house wine. 

At each location, there will be a raffle with prizes that include a Griffins team-signed game-used stick, an autographed Dennis Cholowski Red Wings jersey and hockey gloves, an autographed Turner Elson Griffins jersey, as well as other Griffins memorabilia and ticket packages and various gifts from sponsors. At the end of the night, the aprons worn by the Griffins servers will be signed and auctioned off. 

In the past the Tip-A-Griffin has raised more than $100,000 for various charities.

Here is the plan for where you can find your favorite Griffin Monday, though the lineup is subject to change. 

Caledonia (8256 Broadmoor SE)
Oliwer Kaski
Matt Macdonald – Assistant coach
Brian Mahoney-Wilson – Goaltending development coach
Chase Pearson
Filip Zadina

Downtown Grand Rapids (122 Monroe Center St NW)
Joe Hicketts
Todd Krygier – Assistant coach
Calvin Pickard
Matt Puempel
Dominik Shine

Grand Rapids (2630 East Beltline SE)
Matt Ford
Mike Knuble – Assistant coach
Vili Saarijarvi
Ben Simon – Head coach
Chris Terry

Grandville (3940 Rivertown Pkwy. SW)
Josh Chapman – Athletic trainer
Turner Elson
Brian Lashoff
Moritz Seider
Dominic Turgeon

Rockford (19 N Main St.)
Charlie Kaser – Assistant equipment manager
Ryan Kuffner
Gregor MacLeod
Alec McCrea
Evgeny Svechnikov
Joe Veleno

Standale (4787 Lake Michigan Dr.)
Filip Larsson
Gustav Lindstrom
Jarid Lukosevicius
Michael Rasmussen
Brad Thompson – Equipment manager

Griff and Finn, the team's mascots will be making appearances at select locations. 

If you are interested in helping out the Griffins Youth Foundation in another way, there are several ways you can do so. You can learn more on their website

The Griffins next home game is at Van Andel Arena on Wednesday, November 20. 


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