From the 2018 edition of the Play With Purpose Charity Hockey Game at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth. (Photo by Michael Caples/MiHockey)

Third annual Play With Purpose Charity Hockey Game set for Aug. 16 in Plymouth


By @MichaelCaples –

For the third straight offseason, the Play With Purpose Charity Game will be taking place in Metro Detroit for a good cause.

On Aug. 16, some big hockey names will gather at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth for the annual event, put on by Gallagher-Kaiser and presented by Hockey Has Heart.

This year, the event will once again raise money to support distracted driving awareness initiatives with the PEERS Foundation, #HandsFreeMichigan and B.R.A.K.E.S.

UPDATE: Check out the rosters for the Play With Purpose Charity Game below.

“We are excited to once again be part of such a meaningful event,” said Bob Kaiser, owner and CEO of Gallagher-Kaiser. “As a company with a strong commitment to safety, we have continuously supported organizations dedicated to keeping our communities safe, with a primary focus on eliminating distracted driving. The Play With Purpose game provides an opportunity to have a great time with family and friends, while simultaneously raising awareness for a meaningful cause.”

Players already committed to attending include Zach Werenski, Danny DeKeyser, Steve Oleksy and Austin Czarnik, as well as NHL alums Kris Draper, Mickey Redmond, Joey Kocur, David Legwand, Darren McCarty and Tie Domi.

Ken Daniels will serve as the guest announcer for the event, as well.

Tickets are free to the event – they are available on a first-come, first-served basis. You can download them at or visit the USA Hockey Arena box office.

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