GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Grand Rapids Griffins’ popular Tip-A-Griffin fundraiser is back for its 14th edition on Monday, Dec. 5 from 6-8 p.m., when team players, coaches and hockey staff will help serve tables at four Peppino’s locations in West Michigan.
Griffins personnel will wear personalized aprons that will be autographed and made available through a silent auction. Mascots Griff and Finn will make appearances at select locations.
A raffle among the four locations (downtown, Kentwood, Jenison, Allendale) will feature an array of prizes from the Grand Rapids Gold, GR Civic Theatre, Blanford Nature Center, John Ball Zoo, Circle Theatre, GR Public Museum, Gun Lake Casino, the Detroit Red Wings and others.
Donations and raffle proceeds will benefit the Griffins Youth Foundation. In its previous 13 versions, Tip-A-Griffin raised more than $105,000 for various local charities.
Food specials offered by Peppino’s on Monday will include a 10-inch, two-topping pizza for $4.99.
The Griffins will be dispersed to each location as follows (lineups subject to change):
Allendale (5065 Lake Michigan Dr.)
Anthony Polazzo – Assistant Athletic Trainer
Brad Thompson – Equipment Manager
Downtown Grand Rapids (130 Ionia Ave. SW)
Charlie Kaser – Assistant Equipment Manager
Marcus Kinney – Strength & Conditioning Coordinator
Todd Krygier – Assistant Coach
Donovan Sebrango (Currently in Toledo)
Ben Simon – Head Coach
Jenison (135 Chicago Dr. #4)
Eldon Graham – Physical Therapist
Erich Junge – Video Coach
Brian Mahoney-Wilson – Goaltending Coach
Eemil Viro (Currently in Toledo)
Kentwood (1515 Eastport Dr.)
Austin Czarnik (Currently in Detroit)
Mike Knuble – Assistant Coach
Matt Macdonald – Assistant Coach
Jack Rummells – Sports Science Data Analyst