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Tim Hatfield

Tim Hatfield

Flushing man rolls 300

FLINT — Tim Hatfield of Flushing rolled his first-ever 300 game at Richfield Lanes on Jan. 26. Hatfield is part of the Luigi’s Restaurant and Pizzeria team. The 300 game was part of a 796 series for Hatfield. His dad, who was visiting from Tennessee, witnessed the event. Hatfield has a current average of 227. That average has earned him an invitation to the USBC State Masters Tournament. Only the 500 highest averaging bowlers in the state of Michigan get invites. — K.W.

Shocks And Saves® charity game fights heart disease

SAGINAW – The 8th annual Pulse3 Foundation’s Shocks and Saves® charity game, presented in partnership with Mobile Medical Response (MMR) and the Saginaw Spirit will be held on Feb. 7 at 4:30 p.m. at The Dow Event Center, prior to the Spirit’s home game against the Mississauga Steelheads.

Local physicians will skate with local emergency medical personnel in a fun-filled game that features the talents of Detroit Red Wings Jiri Fischer, John Ogrodnick, Petr Klima and more. Tickets are $13 and include admission to the Spirit game. They can be purchased online at www.saginawspirit.net/groupsales (with Group ID: CPR and Password: Saves) or by calling the Saginaw Spirit group sales office at 989-497-6506. Be sure to ask for a “charity ticket” and the Saginaw Spirit will donate $5 of the ticket price to fight heart disease locally. All charity ticket holders will also receive the chance to win a Chicago Blackhawks jersey signed by former Saginaw Spirit player Brandon Saad.

An online auction will take place two weeks prior to the game and will continue through the night of the event. Hockey memorabilia, unique experiences, and gift certificates to local businesses can be found at www.shocksandsaves.org. Bidding opens on Jan. 23 and mobile bidding stations will be available at the Dow on game day.

Schools and nonprofit agencies located in the Great Lakes Bay (Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Isabella counties) and Thumb (Huron, Sanilac and Tuscola counties) regions that are interested in receiving an AED, should contact the Pulse3 Foundation at (989) 754-7283 to request an application form or download a form at www.pulse3.org. The application deadline is March 1.

For more information on the game, contact Pulse3 Foundation at (989) 754-7283 or info@pulse3.org. — K.W.

Card show scheduled

LAPEER – A sports card, NASCAR die-cast cars and toy show will be held Sunday, Feb. 15, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the American Legion Post No. 16, 1701 W. Genesee St., Lapeer. Eight-foot tables cost $25, and any donations will be given to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and needy families in the area. A concession stand will be available. Details: Doug King, 810-654-0417. – D.N.

Wings, Gens alumni to meet

FLINT – The Detroit Red Wings Alumni will face off against the Flint Generals Alumni on Feb. 20 at Perani Arena. Game time is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now. VIP tickets cost $30 and include exclusive access to the Blue Line Club with private cash bar and complimentary snacks, overlooking the ice surface. – D.N.

Warriors visit Marion D. Crouse

GENESEE COUNTY — Coach Moe Mantha and Michigan Warriors players AJ Marcinek, Mitch Wedding, Ryan Wischow, Brandon Wolfe, and Andrew Green visited the Marion D. Crouse Instructional Center last Wednesday. The players had the opportunity to meet, take pictures, and play hockey with the students of the Instructional Center as part of their Snowfest Carnival. Marion D. Crouse will be participating in various winter activities this week in honor of its annual Snowfest Carnival. “Our guys and (I) have always enjoyed ourselves when we help out with the Snowfest Carnival. It is a very humbling experience,” said Warriors’ coach Moe Mantha.

Marion D. Crouse Instructional Center is a year-round, center-based school for students identified with severe cognitive and severe multiple impairments. They serve approximately 200 students from 21 local school districts in Genesee County, from the ages 3-26. – L.P.


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