Wednesday, February 28, 2007

North Stars, MDA team up for Jerry’s Kids

Get your pre-event admission pucks now, because the Traverse City North Stars are serving up a piping hot Olive Garden spaghetti dinner on the ice Thursday, March 22 at Centre ICE arena, with proceeds going to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Along with partners from TV 7&4, Olive Garden, Pepsi, and Classic Rock The Bear, the North Stars will host the event on the actual skating surface where the team plays its home games. The Stars players will act as skating waiters, brining the Olive Garden grub directly to patrons.

“MDA holds a similar event with the Flint Generals at IMA Arena and it has been a great success,” said MDA Northern Michigan District Director Shannon Gowan. “We think this community will come out to support the event as well. It’s a great dinner at a great price, and it all goes to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.”

Admission to the dinner is just $5 per person or $30 per family, and admission pucks are available at the North Stars ticket office inside Centre ICE arena or by calling MDA at (989) 771-9612. In addition to a delicious meal, there will be great auction items, contests and prizes, and a live jersey auction. And patrons can get their picture taken with their favorite player(s) – or Stars mascot Wild Cherry!

“We’ve had a great relationship with MDA, and we’re proud to get together with them on a great event like Spaghetti on ICE,” said North Stars head coach Scott Gardiner. “You couldn’t go out to dinner and get a meal like this for $5, and it goes to Jerry’s Kids. This is a win-win event for everyone involved.”

For more information or to order your admission pucks, call the North Stars at (231) 941-9200 or MDA at (989) 771-9612.

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