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Griffins Youth Hockey Camps

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Griffins Youth Foundation Golf Classic

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Community Initiatives

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Charitable Goals

Local companies team with Griffins players to help raise money for various charities. Every time the player scores a goal or makes a save, the company makes a donation toward a mutually agreed upon charity.

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Put a Lid On It!

The "Put a Lid On It!" program promotes bike helmet safety to elementary and middle school children throughout West Michigan, aiming to reduce the occurrence and severity of head injuries.

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Griffins Youth Foundation Golf Classic

The annual Griffins Youth Foundation Golf Classic at American Dunes Golf Club is the largest fundraiser for the Griffins Youth Foundation.

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Griffins Youth Hockey Camps

The Griffins Youth Hockey Camps, now held in both Grand Rapids and Holland, feature current and former Griffins players teaming up to share their experiences on and off the ice.

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Growing With The Griffins

Supporting Grand Rapids-area youth hockey programs and the Griffins Youth Foundation, Griffins players visit youth hockey practices to hand out t-shirts and help teach the fundamentals of hockey.

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Griffins Little Free Libraries

Find our hockey-themed, "take a book, share a book" libraries inside Griff's IceHouse at Belknap Park in Grand Rapids, Griff's IceHouse West in Holland, and Griff's Georgetown.

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Griff's Reading Goals

Twice each season, the Griffins reward young readers through the Griff's Reading Goals program, cooperating with Kent ISD and the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District.

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Better Halves

Griffins players aren't the only ones who make West Michigan a better place to live, as their wives and girlfriends team up to assist the organization in its community endeavors.

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Summer Reading Rewards

Partnerships between the Griffins and more than 50 branches of the Grand Rapids Public Library, Kent District Library, and Lakeland Library Cooperative rewards kids who complete their local summer reading program.

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Player / Alumni Ticket Donations

Several Griffins players and alumni purchase Griffins season tickets that are donated to local charities to help provide the children and families they serve with an enjoyable night out.

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Teddy Bear Toss

The Teddy Bear Toss returned for its 22nd season in 2022. All teddy bears and stuffed animals thrown onto the ice by fans were donated to the Billy Bear Hug Foundation and other community groups in the Grand Rapids area.

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Griffins Youth Foundation

Established in 1995 by Dan and Pamella DeVos, the Griffins Youth Foundation promotes academic excellence, community involvement, and healthy lifestyles among the youth of West Michigan, enhancing their lives through hockey and ice-related sports.

For over two decades, we have eliminated the high financial and logistical barriers preventing children from playing hockey. Our 350 boys and girls – many of whom are underprivileged, at-risk, underserved, or have other special needs – also receive life lessons that help them succeed far from the ice.

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Griffins Mascot Appearances

You know and love him - Griff, the Griffins' mascot, is available to entertain at your upcoming event!

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Donation Requests

The Grand Rapids Griffins offer donations to local charities and events to assist in the building of the West Michigan community. Donations like game tickets and autographed memorabilia are often given to local charities and events.

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50/50 Raffle

Experience the thrill of the Griffins 50/50 Jackpot raffle during every game at Van Andel Arena. Not only do you get a chance to win big, but every ticket purchase directly supports the Grand Rapids Griffins Youth Foundation and its myriad of programs. Join us in making a difference while enjoying the excitement of Griffins hockey!

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Griffs IceHouse at Belknap Park

In Belknap, Grand Rapids, Griff's IceHouse is a community-owned facility managed by the team behind the Grand Rapids Griffins, the AHL affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings. It's also the official training arena for the Griffins at 30 Coldbrook Street.

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Griff's IceHouse West

Located at 4444 Holland Avenue in Holland, Michigan, Griff's IceHouse West is backed by the owners of the Grand Rapids Griffins, the AHL affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings. This facility boasts two ice rinks for both public and private events, offers Learn to Skate and Learn to Play classes, drop-in hockey, and more. Additionally, Griff's West is the proud home to Hope College hockey.

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Griff's Georgetown

Griff's Georgetown is managed by the team behind the Grand Rapids Griffins, the AHL affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings. This venue features two ice rinks for public and private events, alongside various programs and leagues. Moreover, Griff's Georgetown proudly hosts hockey teams from Grand Valley State University, Hudsonville High School, Jenison High School, Grandville High School, and the Grand Valley Amateur Hockey Association.

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