Tip-A-Griffin Returns on October 18

Grand Rapids Griffins

October 12, 2017 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Grand Rapids Griffins

News Release

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Grand Rapids Griffins' popular Tip-A-Griffin fundraiser returns for its 11th edition on Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 6-8 p.m., when team players, coaches and hockey staff will trade in their jerseys for aprons to help serve and wait tables at all five Uccello's Ristorante locations in West Michigan.

Each of the five locations will feature a raffle with items that include Griffins memorabilia, ticket packages and various gifts from sponsors. Griffins personnel will wear aprons that will be signed and auctioned off at the end of the event. Beloved mascots Griff and Finn will make appearances at select locations.

Donations and raffle proceeds will benefit the Griffins Youth Foundation. In its previous 10 versions, Tip-A-Griffin raised nearly $85,000 for various local charities.

The Griffins will be dispersed to each location as follows (lineups subject to change):

Caledonia (8256 Broadmoor SE)

John Bernal - athletic trainer

Luke Esposito

Todd Nelson - head coach

Bruce Ramsay - assistant coach

Dominik Shine

Evgeny Svechnikov

Grand Rapids (2630 East Beltline Ave. SE)

Colin Campbell

Jared Coreau

Corey Elkins

Mike Knuble - assistant coach

Brian Lashoff

Robbie Russo

Ben Simon - assistant coach

Ben Street

Grandville (3940 Rivertown Pkwy. SW)

Turner Elson

Tom McCollum

Dylan McIlrath

Ryan Sproul

Andrew Stegehuis - assistant equipment manager

Dominic Turgeon

Rockford (19 N Main St.)

Matt Carey

Matt Ford

Joe Hicketts

Axel Holmstrom

Eric Tangradi

Standale (4787 Lake Michigan Dr.)

Tyler Bertuzzi

Mike Borkowski

Filip Hronek

Matt Lorito

Dan Renouf

Dylan Sadowy

Brad Thompson - equipment manager

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