Saturday, October 28, 2006

Rangers out and about in community

Marquette Rangers' staff and players were in attendance at the Celebrity Waiter dinner this past Thursday in Kingsford. Representatives from Debbie Stabenow’s office, Artic Blast football players and USOEC boxers and wrestlers were among the “celebrities” that waited tables and entertained with the Rangers.

Courtney Fisk (Rangers PR) gathered celebrity athletes in attendance and raised $50.00 as the players built themselves into a human pyramid. Rangers were able to contribute a significant amount of tips to the benefit because of the pyramid, waiting tables and donating Rangers’ apparel. A Rangers T-shirt was auctioned (retail value $20.00) and sold for $45.00 thanks to the winning bid from David and Kathleen Engelman of Iron Mountain, whose daughter plays for the girls U-19 Iron Rangers.

The dinner benefited the Caring House and Domestic Violence Shelter in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month.

After their return from a weekend series in Traverse City, all 23 Rangers will be volunteering at the YMCA for their annual Halloween party. Monday, 10 players will be in Munising for a Skate with the Rangers clinic.

Front row: Dustin Partacz; Marlene Mottes, Caring House Board Member; Courtney Fisk, Rangers’ Public Relations; Cheryl O'Niel, Caring House Director
Back row: Jacob Hauswirth; Nic Weight; Richard Tegge, Rangers’ Director of Hockey Operations

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