GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Hockey fans across West Michigan are invited to a special screening of the new, award-winning Detroit Red Wings documentary “The Russian Five” that will take place on Monday, March 25 at 7 p.m. at Celebration! Cinema North (2121 Celebration Dr. NE).
In the late 1980s, the Red Wings worked to finally break their decades-long Stanley Cup drought by extracting players from the Soviet Union, and in the process, changed the way North American hockey is played. The quintet of forwards Sergei Fedorov, Igor Larionov and Vyacheslav Kozlov, and defensemen Viacheslav Fetisov and Vladimir Konstantinov played an instrumental role during the Red Wings’ success in the 1990s and early 2000s.
The film’s $15 ticket price includes popcorn and Pepsi products, and $11 from every ticket sold will benefit the Griffins Youth Foundation.
This fundraiser is presented by The HUGE Show (106.1 FM/1340 AM) and hosted by Celebration! Cinema, Lucky Hat Entertainment, the Grand Rapids Griffins, and the Griffins Youth Foundation.
Established in 1995, 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.