For the past several years, we have held a fundraising open house on Veterans Day at the Stahls Auto Museum. The open house has always been extremely popular in the community and we are honored to help veterans. Mary and I have many family members with military ties. My father served in the Pacific during WWII and brother Brian saw active duty in Vietnam. And with uncles, aunts, cousins and in-laws, we have dozens of other family members that have served or are currently serving. We have seen first hand that veterans often need continued support once they are no longer active. Whether it’s medical, financial or emotional support, we understand how important it is to make sure they are not forgotten. This year, we’re kicking our Veterans Day fundraising activities up a notch and have organized a three-day fundraising campaign benefiting Michigan Disabled American Veterans. It’s called Hat Trick for Heroes. Hat Trick for Heroes starts on Nov. 10th, when comedian Jay Leno, host of Jay Leno’s Garage, will appear at Stahls Automotive Museum black tie charity gala. Tickets are available starting at $265 per person. To learn more, visit stahlsautogala.eventbright.com.
On Veterans Day, Nov. 11th, our 3rd annual Open House at the Stahls Auto Museum will take place. It is free and open to the public. As in years past, we are looking forward to seeing veterans and members of their families, as well as active service men and women. To round out the third day of the Hat Trick for Heroes events, on Nov. 12 a hockey game will take place at the St. Clair Shores Civic Ice Arena. Facing off once again will be Team STAHLS’ vs. the Detroit Red Wings Alumni. The Detroit Red Wings Alumni team features former Red Wings Mickey Redmond and Darren McCarty, along with Mark Wells, a gold medal winner from the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” U.S. Olympic hockey team. (The teams battled it out last year at the Frozen Fish Fiasco and it was great fun) There will also be a special memorial tribute to our friend and former Red Wing great, the late Gordie Howe. The hockey event is open to the public with a $10 donation that goes to the Michigan Disabled American Veterans.