PLYMOUTH, MI —– While the Ontario Hockey League’s Plymouth Whalers are battling the Niagara IceDogs this Saturday at 7:05pm at Compuware Arena for playoff positioning, there will be a celebration of a different variety that adds an interesting and uplifting back story to the game.
The Whalers are celebrating their second-annual Girls Rock Night! to recognize and celebrate girls and women of all ages who work hard to be healthy, active and confident girls in our community. The Whalers and their corporate sponsors will be offering contests and giveaways strictly for girls and women of all ages.
Corporate sponsors this season include 94.7FM WCSX Classic Rock, Lucky Hair Company in Canton, Comfort Inn of Plymouth and Plymouth Jewelry and Gifts.
Long-time WCSX talent Karen Savelly – one of the first female rock disc jockeys in Detroit – will be on hand Saturday to help celebrate the event. Savelly has enjoyed one of the longest runs (35 years) in broadcasting in Detroit radio history, working at radio stations WABX-FM and WLLZ-FM, among other stations. A native-Detroiter and a graduate of Wayne State University, Savelly is considered by many to be a pioneer for women in the broadcast industry.
Ashlee Baracy (Miss Michigan 2008) and founder of Daughters Supporting Mothers with Breast Cancer will also be appearing. Baracy’s website - Daughters Support Mothers with Breast Cancer – offers free support services and is designed to help daughters cope with mothers battling breast cancer. This website serves as a facilitator for educational information, advocacy and volunteer opportunities, fundraising for research organizations, and an outlet for discussion.
Baracy, Clark and Guarjardo will be participating in a ceremonial face-off before the game.
Among the women’s teams appearing are the Farmington Hills Mercy Girls Swim team, who recently won their third consecutive state championship and the Northville Broncos 14U Girls Softball team. Other teams are expected to join the celebration as well.
Women’s and girl’s team interested in joining the Girls Rock! Celebration on Saturday can receive discounts. Please call the Compuware Arena box office at (734) 453-8400 for more information.
The Whalers have a busy weekend at home, hosting Barrie on Friday at 7:05pm, Niagara on Saturday at 7:05pm and then the top-ranked Windsor Spitfires on Monday afternoon at 2pm.
For information on Whalers ticket packages, including the Bob Evans' Great Save 4 for $44 Pack, or to plan a group event, visit plymouthwhalers.com or call 734-453-8400.