The second annual Play With Purpose Charity Hockey Game presented by Hockey Has Heart featuring several notable hockey players from the NHL, NCAA and the junior ranks, will take place at USA Hockey Arena on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 4pm ET; doors will open at 3pm.
The Play With Purpose Charity Hockey Game was created to honor the memory of the late Mitchel Kiefer and to increase the awareness of the consequences of distracted driving.
Mitchel was killed by a distracted driver on September 19, 2016, while driving to Michigan State University after a weekend at home. Mitchel played his last hockey game in August of 2016, when he joined the summer interns of Gallagher-Kaiser (GK), in an employee vs. intern game. The following year, the interns decided to dedicate the event to Mitchel, creating the annual Play With Purpose game.
Notable players participating in the game include former and current NHL players such as Tie Domi, Danny DeKeyser, Luke Witkowski, Derian Hatcher, Mickey Redmond, Dalton Prout, Steve Oleksy, Eric Nystrom, Ryan Barnes, Kraig Nienhuis, and Eddie Ward. Additional players are expected to be announced at a later date.
In addition to the charity game, the event will feature a 50/50 raffle, silent auction, live music performances and special guest appearances.
Tickets are $12 when purchased at the door on the day of the event.
Donations may be made for this special event by clicking on the "Donate Now" button above. In the special instructions please indicate "Play with Purpose."