Detroit Red Wings holds annual Smoke Detector Collection

Published On: Feb 10 2013 12:12:48 AM EST
Updated On: Feb 10 2013 04:35:15 AM EST

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DETROIT -

The Detroit Red Wings and captain Henrik Zetterberg are encouraging hockey fans attending Sunday's hockey game to support the team's 11th annual Smoke Detector Collection, presented by Comerica.

The team says fans who either donate a smoke detector with batteries or make a monetary donation at Joe Louis Arena will be entered to win an autographed Zetterberg puck and photo.

Representatives from local fire departments, including the Detroit Fire Department and Southfield Fire Department, along with volunteers from Comerica Cares, will be on hand to collect smoke detectors and monetary donations.

The money will be used to purchase additional smoke detectors. Zetterberg said he will personally match the donations made by fans toward the collection up to $15,000.

Zetterberg will also distribute smoke detectors from this year's collection on Mar. 4, following practice to representatives from local fire departments.

The team says its annual Smoke Detector Collection began in 2001 in memory of former Red Wings player Brendan Shanahan's father, who was a firefighter. Since the program's inception, the Red Wings said they have distributed more than 19,500 smoke detectors to local fire departments and agencies, including 5,065 smoke detectors last season.

Doors open at 11 am for Sunday's game at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.

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