Here’s how you can enjoy hockey and help K-9s on the front line -- at the same time

Support the Paws that Enforces the Laws match to be held Sept. 11

YOU CAN TAKE IN AN EXCITING HOCKEY SHOWDOWN ON THE ICE...AND HELP SUPPORT A GREAT CAUSE. THE MICHIGAN WARRIORS HOCKEY PROGRAM IS TAKING ON LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TO HELP PROTECT DOGS ON THE FRONT LINES KNOWN AS K9s.... AND IT'S HAPPENING WITH THE HELP OF OUR SPONSOR METRO DETROIT CHEVY DEALERS.
YOU CAN TAKE IN AN EXCITING HOCKEY SHOWDOWN ON THE ICE...AND HELP SUPPORT A GREAT CAUSE. THE MICHIGAN WARRIORS HOCKEY PROGRAM IS TAKING ON LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TO HELP PROTECT DOGS ON THE FRONT LINES KNOWN AS K9s.... AND IT'S HAPPENING WITH THE HELP OF OUR SPONSOR METRO DETROIT CHEVY DEALERS.

If you love hockey, dogs and supporting a great cause, we have just the event for you: Support the Paws that Enforce the Laws.

The Michigan Warriors Hockey Program, a nonprofit made up of disabled military veterans across Michigan who like to bond through the sport of hockey, is taking on local law enforcement in an exciting match, to help protect dogs on the front lines.

“Live in the D” host Tati Amare spoke with Daniel Rader, a K-9 handler and a Michigan Warriors board member, who explained that the program gives veterans a sense of camaraderie and belonging -- something many feel like they are lacking after leaving the military. Having fun and making new friends, with whom they have shared experiences, helps the veterans mentally, as well.

On Sept. 11, the Michigan Warriors will be taking on local law enforcement for the big charity game. Police officers from St. Clair Shores, Sterling Heights and Clinton Township will be making up the law enforcement team.

The proceeds raised will benefit Officer Collin Rose Memorial Foundation, and will then be used to help cover the costs of bullet- and stab-resistant vests for K-9s, as well as for first aid/buddy bags for K-9 handlers.

The game will be held at the St. Clair Shores Civic Ice Arena at 2 p.m. on Sept. 11. To purchase tickets to the game, or to donate directly to the Officer Collin Rose Memorial Foundation, click or tap here.

No prior hockey experience is required for joining the Michigan Warriors Hockey Program. Members will be taught how to play, if interested.

There will also be a Chevy Silverado on location to gather donations for the Haulin’ for Heroes donation drive, which is collecting items for local hospitalized or homeless veterans. Items being collected include new clothing, puzzle books, toiletries and reading glasses.


About the Author:

Michelle Oliver is a Multimedia Journalist for the 10 a.m. lifestyle show, "Live in the D." She is known as "the food girl" because of her two popular food franchises, Dine in the D and Find Your Fix. Michelle also covers stories on homegrown businesses, style, and other fun things happening in the D.