SMG Collecting “Thank You” Cards for Troops

SMG Collecting “Thank You” Cards for Troops at November Events

Fans Can Bring Cards to All Van Andel Arena, DeVos Performance Hall Events

Throughout the month of November, fans attending events at SMG-managed Van Andel Arena and DeVos Performance Hall are encouraged to bring “Thank You” cards for active duty military. In an effort to honor military personnel surrounding Veterans Day, SMG will collect cards from the public at all events throughout the entire month and send them to troops and veterans.

Fans can bring unsealed “Thank You” cards to any event in November and leave them at the Guest Services booth (behind Section 104 on the main concourse) at Van Andel Arena and at coat check at DeVos Performance Hall. Anyone who submits a “Thank You” card will be entered to win a pair of tickets to see Kelly Clarkson at Van Andel Arena on February 14, 2019.

SMG collected cards at Van Andel Arena last year inspired by NASH FM's morning show Ty, Kelly & Chuck who were attempting to collect a total of 100,000 Thank You cards to ship overseas. Van Andel Arena fans as well as visitors from  the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum and Grand Rapids Civic Theatre helped the radio personalities reach and surpass their goal by collecting Thank You cards here in the greater Grand Rapids area. Students at local elementary schools also created cards of their own for the troops last year. After the success of last year’s campaign, which saw over 450 cards collected, SMG has expanded the collection to DeVos Performance Hall as well. Show the troops your appreciation and bring a thank you card with you when you attend your next concert or hockey game!

Find more info on NASH FM's Ty Kelly & Chuck's 100,000 Thank You card campaign HERE and help us help them reach their goal.

 

List of November events at Van Andel Arena & DeVos Performance Hall:

Date

Event

Venue

Nov. 2

Griffins vs. Iowa Wild

VAA

Nov. 2-3

GR Symphony “Bernstein’s 100th

DVPH

Nov. 3

Griffins vs. Milwaukee Admirals

VAA

Nov. 4

RBRM

DVPH

Nov. 7

Disney Junior Dance Party

DVPH

Nov. 9

Lynyrd Skynyrd

VAA

Nov. 9-11

GR Symphony “Sinatra and Beyond” (3 shows)

DVPH

Nov. 12

Dance Theatre of Harlem

DVPH

Nov. 14

Griffins vs. Rockford IceHogs

VAA

Nov. 16

Griffins vs. Ontario Reign

VAA

Nov. 16-17

GR Symphony “Mozart Mass in C Minor” (2 shows)

DVPH

Nov. 17

GR Symphony “The Snowman”

DVPH

Nov. 17

Griffins vs. Manitoba Moose

VAA

Nov. 18

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

DVPH

Nov. 20

Brian Wilson

DVPH

Nov. 21

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

VAA

Nov. 23

Griffins vs. Milwaukee Admirals

VAA

Nov. 23

Nephew Tommy

DVPH

Nov. 24

A Drag Queen Christmas

DVPH

Nov. 26

Harry Connick, Jr.

DVPH

Nov. 26

Breaking Benjamin & Five Finger Death Punch

VAA

Nov. 28

Griffins vs. Chicago Wolves

VAA

Nov. 29

GR Symphony “Home Alone in Concert”

DVPH

Nov. 30

Griffins vs. San Antonio Rampage

VAA

Nov. 30

Broadway GR “Jersey Boys”

DVPH