About Hockey, Hops & Hope

Enjoy craft beer & wine tastings served by Grand Rapids Griffins players and coaches. Enjoy a strolling dinner by Yo Chef's Catering while bidding on silent auction items and fun raffle prizes.

Valet parking available on-site

Cocktail/Business attire


Thank you to our current 2019 Hockey, Hops & Hope Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

Premier Sponsor

Event Sponsors



About Easterseals

The funds raised at the 2019 Hockey, Hops & Hope will go directly towards Easterseals Michigan’s many programs and services. Easterseals Michigan serves over 12,000 people each year at 11 locations throughout the region. The services provided include, but aren't limited to:

  • Autism Services
  • Trauma Assessment and Treatment
  • Individual, Family and Group Therapy
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Psychiatric Services
  • Substance Use Services (such as case management and peer recovery support)
  • Independent Living for seniors

Your support is so important because each year, Easterseals Michigan sees an increase in the people we serve. Mental illness is on the rise in the United States due to the lack of preventative and effective treatment options. There's a current opioid epidemic plaguing our residents and Easterseals is working hard to be there for those that need and want help. Also, 1 in 59 children are currently on the autism spectrum and want to learn life skills to make their days even more enjoyable. Here at Easterseals, we address these issues by providing crucial services to those with mental, behavioral, and physical health needs, despite their socioeconomic status. Together, we can help people live the lives they deserve.

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Why Support ESM?

Meet our 2018 Ambassador Trinity. This is why we do what we do. 

Will you make a difference this year in the lives of those struggling?

Trinity was born addicted to cocaine. The effects of drugs on the development of the fetal brain and other organ systems continue after birth, causing delays in physical, mental, social, behavioral and intellectual development. Her family turned to Easterseals Michigan for help.

She has been receiving services at the Grand Rapids location for the past year and has improved in her ability to follow directions and control impulses. She has also improved her social skills, fine motor skills, hand strength and sensory processing. One of her biggest accomplishments is being able to identify what she is feeling and why, and to communicate this to others.

She demonstrates an engaging and competitive spirit during therapy. Trinity is learning to channel her energy in productive ways and loves spending time with her Easterseals family, modeling and playing soccer.

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