"Hockey Night in Brighton" once again raises thousands

Posted at 5:36 PM, Mar 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-11 18:41:24-05

BRIGHTON, Mich. (WXYZ) -- The message is simple.

"We're from the Well Church, we believe in helping kids in this area and every year we get more kids that come by and they need the help," founder of Hockey night in Brighton Scott Desaudel said.

For eight years now, hundreds of members of the Brighton community have come together in support of "Hockey Night in Brighton" that not only showcases the best rec league players against the Red Wings alumni team, but an outstanding showcase of good humanity and genuine care for others.

"It hits when we get to present the money to the kids," lead pastor of Well Church Jeff Waterman added.

Kids is key word. Your chance at the 'Chuck a Puck,' or taking one on the chin at bubble soccer is spread around to four different charities that equally benefit from the proceeds.

"When we were taking our team picture one of the guys said 'I just want you guys to know that last years game raised $32,000' so that's pretty impressive and we're glad to be apart of it and to help anyone who's there and needs the help," former Red Wing Mickey Redmond added.

But why not wait until the dog days of summer? A volleyball or softball game with shorts and shades instead of sweaters and blankets? Well, that's what we call in the business as a dumb question.

"It's Hockeytown baby! It is Hockeytown!"