Fans at TRUEMU Night at the Detroit Red Wings see a big Red Wings victory and raise more than $1,600 for EMU Student Emergency Fund

Hockey fan in a Red Wings jersey takes a selfie with Swoop at TRUEMU Night at Little Caesar's Arena

YPSILANTI —  Eastern Michigan University hosted TRUEMU Night at the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday (Jan. 27, 2024), and guests were treated to a 5-2 Red Wings win over last year’s Stanley Cup Champions, the Las Vegas Golden Knights. The EMU ticket package included a limited edition co-branded green and white Eastern Michigan University/Detroit Red Wings jersey, with $5 from every ticket purchased through the package going to the EMU Student Emergency Fund. In all, 324 EMU tickets were sold to University alumni, employees, students and friends before the Red Wings halted sales a week prior to the game due to the sell-out of all remaining tickets for the Saturday night game.

“It was a great night to be an Eagle and a Red Wings fan,” said Walter Kraft, Eastern’s vice president for communications. “The win, the frequent ‘Go Lions’ chants in addition to cheers for the Red Wings, and the one-of-a-kind jersey made the night very special for our guests. The contribution to support the success of our students added to the enjoyment. We thank the Detroit Red Wings organization for its support of this fun night.” 

A fan gets to ride along on the Zamboni between periods at TRUEMU Night at Little Caesars Arena.

Next up is TRUEMU Night at the Detroit Pistons, taking place on Thursday, March 7. A limited edition co-branded Eastern Michigan University/Detroit Pistons crew neck sweatshirt will be provided to attendees who purchase tickets through the EMU/Pistons site, and $5 from every ticket sold will be donated to the EMU Student Emergency Fund. 

Tickets: EMU Night at the Detroit Pistons

About Eastern Michigan University
Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves more than 13,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; and its graduate school. National publications regularly recognize EMU for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. Visit the University’s rankings and points of pride websites to learn more. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website. To stay up to date on University news, activities and announcements, visit EMU Today.

January 29, 2024

Written by:
Walter Kraft

Media Contact:
Melissa Thrasher