Monday, March 30, 2009

North Stars, Father Fred team up for charity

Fans of the Traverse City North Stars can support two of their favorite organizations for the duration of the North American Hockey League playoffs - their North Stars and the Father Fred Foundation.

By donating a non-perishable food item, fans can get $2 off a North Stars general admission playoff ticket. The Stars take on Mahoning Valley in the first round of the postseason, with home dates at Centre ICE arena on Thursday, April 9 and Friday, April 10. Two dollars from each ticket sold to fans without a food item will be donated to the Father Fred Food Pantry and the offer stands for as long as the team chases the Robertson Cup.

“We’re delighted to be able to contribute to an exceedingly beneficent community organization such as the Father Fred Foundation – the spirit and impact of the Foundation are shining examples of what makes living in this area so great,” said North Stars owner-president Steve Fournier. “Basically, for every fan that buys a playoff ticket, the food pantry gets a food item or two bucks – and we’re certainly hoping to have as many home games as it takes to win a championship.”

Founded by namesake Father Edwin Frederick in 1989, the Father Fred Foundation serves Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau counties by providing food, clothing, household goods, financial assistance and hope to thousands of families and individuals in crisis living in the region.

For tickets or more info, call the North Stars ticket office at (231) 941-9200.

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