Taking your youth hockey player to a Muskegon Lumberjacks game is always educational. They can learn about hockey skills such as positioning, stick handling and passing. But in early November, there's another lesson to be learned--one about supporting a good cause.
In partnership with Love Inc. and Spring Lake Wesleyan Church, the Muskegon Lumberjacks and Muskegon Lumberjacks Charitable Foundation are working this season with Ruth and Roy Seelye in support of their "Share a Little Warmth from the Heart" clothing drive that will be taking place during the team's Nov. 8 and Nov. 9 home games against the Dubuque Fighting Saints at 7:15 p.m. each night.
The "Share a Little Warmth from the Heart" drive provides local children from newborns up to 18 years old with new pajamas, slippers, blankets, coats, gloves, and hats to stay warm for the upcoming holiday and winter seasons. The Seelyes are Muskegon residents entering their sixth year of serving the community and run their charity out of their home. Last year, they were able to provide cold weather attire to more than 2,000 needy children in the Muskegon, Grand Haven, and Spring Lake areas.
To participate in the drive, look for the two collection barrels at both the Fourth Street and Western Avenue entrances. Those who donate their items will receive a free ticket voucher to the Friday, Nov. 29 home game against the Green Bay Gamblers at 7:15 p.m. for each item donated.