Firebirds to host Whaley Night to collect hygiene items for children Saturday

Free admission will be given to anyone that brings five hygiene items for Whaley Children’s Center

FLINT, Mich. — The Flint Firebirds are hosting a special night for Whaley Children’s Center (WCC) on March 9, 2019 as the Firebirds face off against the Windsor Spitfires at 7 p.m. at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center. All attendees will receive a free admission with the donation of five personal hygiene items to the children at WCC, sponsored by Landaal Packaging, Genesee Packaging, Corrigan Moving Systems, Big John Steak & Onion, and Oasis Outsourcing. There will also be a 50/50 raffle with all proceeds benefitting WCC.

“Every year I am so excited for Whaley Night at the Firebirds game,” said Mindy Prusa, President and CEO of Whaley Children’s Center. “This hygiene drive is one of the largest drives of the year and helps us ensure that our children have everything they need. I cannot thank the Firebirds enough for this amazing partnership.”

This game will be the the second to last home game of the regular season. Tickets start at $12 and are available at or for free by bringing five personal hygiene items to the game. Limit four per person while supplies last. WCC has a great need for a variety of personal hygiene products including, liquid body wash, lotion (hypoallergenic), hair brushes, ethnic hair care products, feminine hygiene product, overnight pads, undergarments, toilet paper, paper towel, laundry soap, laundry scent boosters, first aid kits, Band-Aids, twin XL bedding, Nair, disposable cleaning wipes, Chapstick, Children’s Pepto, Children’s Chewable Motrin, Children’s Chewable Tylenol, antibiotics cream and heat packs.

“The Whaley Children’s Center provides a significant service to their children and our local community,” said Flint Firebirds Director of Marketing Dominic Gutierrez. “We are thrilled to partner with the WCC for a donation drive to help their constant need of personal hygiene items.  This city always comes together to help others and our fans are no different.”

For more information, contact Dawn Wisner, Director of Development, at or at 810-600-0109.

Whaley Children’s Center is an independent, 501 c(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1926 that provides residential and clinical child care services to children age 5- 17 years old who have suffered profound abuse and neglect. To learn more about Whaley Children’s Center, visit

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