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Detroit’s many youth organizations make a lasting and invaluable impact on the community, giving kids of all ages unique opportunities to bond, develop and grow beyond the classroom. As part of a newly formed relationship between the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan (BGCSM) and the Detroit Red Wings Foundation, dozens of local kids were invited to experience the Detroit Red Wings’ Hockeytown Winterfest, presented by Coca-Cola and Meijer, at Little Caesars Arena on Sunday, Jan. 19.

During the annual event, families enjoyed indoor and outdoor activities, laced-up and took to the Little Caesars Arena ice and learned about Detroit’s rich hockey history.

For many, stepping onto the Detroit Red Wings’ ice was their first skating experience.

The kids also toured the NHL Black Hockey History Tour presented by American Legacy, a mobile museum that celebrates today’s stars and the trailblazers who helped shape NHL history.

In addition to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan, the Detroit Red Wings Foundation has recently partnered with other Detroit-based community organizations — including the Detroit Public Schools Community District, Salvation Army and Children’s Hospital of Michigan — to help create memorable and positive experiences across Michigan.

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