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Modano Returns, Helps Others

Former Star shines in benefit for tornado victims



    Modano Returns, Helps Others
    Willa Ford, Mike Modano

    by Bruce Felps

    Mike Modano might have had a disappointing season with the hated-but-respected Detroit Red Wings — a sliced wrist and missing 41 games with do that for an NHLer — but he’s back in North Texas with a willingness to help others.

    Saturday from noon-2 p.m., he’ll be at the Whole Foods Market location in Fairview, Texas, in The Village at Fairview just outside McKinney, and I’m thinking the town is the shopping center or vice versa.

    By the way, did you know there are two towns in Texas called Fairview? Can they do that?

    Anyway, his appearance there is part of a benefit, run by Crazy Water, for Oklahoma tornado victims.

    Hmm, evidently Modano, Crazy Water, and Whole Foods have a history together.

    OK, sorry, here’s the deal: Crazy Water will give away bottles of its product. You can take said product and go along your merry way or you can have the bottle autographed by Modano for a donation to tornado-victims aid — at least $2, please. He’ll also sign one, and only one, other item for an additional donation.

    Crazy Water will match the donations in an equivalent amount of water and drive them off to Oklahoma. P.S. — The driver will be Modano's wife, Willa Ford.

    Always had an idea Modano’s a good guy despite playing for the Wings this past season.

    Bruce Felps owns and operatesEast Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. Only one other item allowed to autograph? Damn, he’s got a ticket stub from Modano’s last game at ACC as a Star and his first game back with the hated-but-respected Red Wings.