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)
Matt Macdonald – Assistant coach
Brian Mahoney-Wilson – Goaltending development coach
Downtown Grand Rapids (122 Monroe Center St NW)
Todd Krygier – Assistant coach
Grand Rapids (2630 East Beltline SE)
Mike Knuble – Assistant coach
Ben Simon – Head coach
Grandville (3940 Rivertown Pkwy. SW)
Josh Chapman – Athletic trainer
Rockford (19 N Main St.)
Charlie Kaser – Assistant equipment manager
Standale (4787 Lake Michigan Dr.)
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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