Wolverines play to raise awareness for Whaley Children’s Center

Wolverines play to raise awareness for Whaley Children’s Center

FLINT, Mich. — The University of Michigan-Flint Hockey team will go head-to-head with the Northwood University Timberwolves this Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, to benefit Whaley Children’s Center (WCC). The game will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the new Crystal Fieldhouse Ice Arena in Burton, Mich.

“We’re thrilled to be involved with Whaley and all the good work they do to support the kids,” said Kirk Allen,  Assistant Coach. “Whaley Children’s Center is one of four organizations we help fundraise for, and this will be our 2nd year helping them spread their mission.”

The Flint hockey team will donate a portion of the admission sales to WCC’s nationally accredited residential and clinical programs for children who have suffered from profound abuse and neglect.  Other opportunities that will be available for fans to contribute will include Chuck-a-Puck and a 50/50 raffle.

 “We’re looking forward to another great event with the U of M Flint Hockey team,” said Katrina Khouri, Director of Development. “We’re very fortunate to have their continued support and are excited to cheer them on this Friday! This really shows just how close our community is when we can come together to support our local teams and a good cause all at the same time.”

Ticket sales are $5 for adults and $3 for seniors (62 years and up). Children ages 5 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Whaley Children’s Center is an independent, 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1926 that provides residential child care services to children age 5- 17 years old who have suffered chronic and profound abuse and neglect. The services provided to children and families include residential treatment, group homes family counseling and aftercare services. To learn more about Whaley Children’s Center, visit www.whaleychildren.org