For the third consecutive year, Hockeytown will be taking over the softball diamond at Duck Lake Pines Park in Highland Township.
The third annual Joe Kocur and Celebrity Friends Charity Softball Tournament will take place on Saturday, Aug. 6 beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the park.
The event is scheduled to include appearances by former Detroit Red Wings and National Hockey League hockey players, including Darren McCarty, Kirk Maltby, Dino Ciccarelli, and Manny Legace.
Other area celebrities, including comedian and former “Full House” star Dave Coulier, are also scheduled to be in attendance, as well as local firefighters and law enforcement personnel.
There will also be a kid’s baseball field with children’s activities, including a bounce house and a dunk tank.
Proceeds from the event will benefit area charities, including the Whaley Children’s Center, Wings of East Mercy Michigan, Orchards Children’s Services and the Lakeland High School Public Service Scholarship.
The event is the brainchild of Kocur, who had a 15-year NHL career that included three Stanley Cups, including two back-to-back championships with the Red Wings in 1997 and 1998.
Kocur, a Highland resident, is currently the president of the Detroit Red Wings Alumni Association, as well as the head of his own company, Kocur Enterprises, which is a manufacturer’s representative of specialty products ranging from pumps and valves to electrical supplies.
Tickets are available for purchase at the Milford and White Lake police and fire departments, as well as Bakers of Milford, the South Lyon Hotel and the Comeback Inn of Highland. Tickets may also be purchased online at redwingsoftball.eventbrite.com.
Tickets are priced at $10 per person for advanced tickets while tickets at the door will be priced at $15. Children under 10 are admitted free.