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K-Wings hosting game to honor victims of shootings

The Kalamazoo Wings announcing they'll be hosting a game in remembrance for the six people killed in the mass shooting.

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The Kalamazoo Wings announcing they'll be hosting a game in remembrance for the six people killed in the mass shooting.

The team says they will be pledging $2 from each ticket sold for their next home game on Saturday, March 5th to the Help Now! fund set up by a group of foundations in the area.

All proceeds made from their March 17 Saint Patrick's Day jerseys will also be donated.

"Our lives may never be the same," said K-Wings director of sales Toni Daniels. "But we want to be able to provide the city of Kalamazoo an outletan opportunity for lives to feel normal."

The K-Wings will be honoring the six lives lost in a pre-game ceremony that will feature first responders from area law enforcement and local officials.

Newschannel 3 is a proud sponsor of the event.

The Kalamazoo Wings have set an organizational goal of $10,000 worth of donations that will be accumulated through ticket sales and auction items. In addition, the Toledo Walleye have pledged nearly $5,000, the Utica Comets of the AHL will be providing memorabilia to be auctioned for the fund on March 5 in Kalamazoo, and the ECHL have announced their plans to donate a portion of the jersey auction proceeds from the 2016 CCM/ECHL Hockey Heritage games, which were celebrated in Kalamazoo in early February.

The Wings will be honoring the eight victims of the February 20 shooting in a pregame ceremony that will feature first responders from area law enforcement and local officials.

Click here for more information: http://kwings.com/.

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