SAGINAW, Michigan - The Saginaw Spirit, in partnership with Pulse3 Foundation and Mobile Medical Response, are proud to announce the Detroit Red Wings Alumni taking part in the 11th annual Shocks and Saves Charity Game held at The Dow Event Center Saturday, February 3rd at 4:30 p.m.
The Spirit are proud to welcome back Jiri Fischer, who's cardiac arrest during an NHL game on November, 21 2005 cut his promising playing career short at just 25 years old. Since then, Fischer, with the help of Pulse3 Foundation, local sponsor, Mobile Medical Response, and the Saginaw Spirit, has teamed up with the rest of the Detroit Red Wings Alumni Association to put on the Shocks and Saves Charity Game in hopes of raising funds to make sure public facilities in the Great Lakes Bay Region are equipped with AED's (Automated External Defibrillator).
Since the inception of the Shocks and Saves Charity Game, the event has raised more than $592,000 and has placed 188 AED's in the Great Lakes Bay Region. With those AED's in place, a total of 11 lives have been saved.
Before the Saginaw Spirit and Flint Firebirds battle at 7:30 p.m. in Ontario Hockey League action, members of the Detroit Red Wings Alumni Association will face-off with local area physicians and first responders in the 11th Shocks and Saves Charity Game beginning at 4:30 p.m.
The following members of the Detroit Red Wings Alumni Association will take part in the Shocks and Saves Game:
In addition to the notable Red Wings alumni, the Saginaw Spirit will be represented in the game by their broadcaster and director of communications, Joey Battaino.
To purchase tickets for the 11th annual Shocks and Saves Charity Game, visit the Saginaw Spirit Store at 5789 State Street in Saginaw or purchase online at www.saginawspirit.net/groupsales.
?Use the group ID: Shocks and the password: Saves to purchase your $13 fundraiser ticket that will give you admission to both the Shocks and Saves Charity Game and the Spirit vs. Firebirds game at 7:30 p.m.