For Immediate Release
Toronto, ON, November 6, 2014 — This fall, hockey fans have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to skate against Brad May and other NHL greats in the 2014 Halton Celebrity Hockey Classic. Taking place in Oakville, every participating team will have the opportunity to play with a former NHL teammate in a 3-game tournament on November 21, as well as the opportunity to meet and greet the NHL players at a Draft party on November 20. In addition to celebrity captain Brad May, NHL alumni will include Ric Nattress, Al Iafrate, Tom Fergus, Gary Leeman, Rick Vaive, Mike Krushelynski, Troy Crowder, Todd Warriner, and Matthew Barnaby. Each week, more players will be announced to the roster.
“I’m looking forward to hosting the 2014 series with my former NHL alumni colleagues Eric Lindros, Paul Coffey and Rick Vaive,” said Brad May. “Funds raised through the Celebrity Hockey Classic Series will help kids with physical disabilities experience freedom, independence and a sense of accomplishment — I’m honoured to support Easter Seals Ontario and the great work they do.”
Each player must commit to raising $400 to participate. Draft positions will be determined by the total amount raised by each team with the top fundraising team awarded first overall draft pick.
Now in its third year, the series will host an additional 3 tournaments across Ontario this fall: Eric Lindros will host in Whitby on November 6-7, Paul Coffey will lead Vaughan on November 27-28, and Rick Vaive will host in Kitchener-Waterloo on December 3-4. Proceeds from the series will provide funding for Easter Seals Ontario to help families with children with physical disabilities with the cost of mobility equipment as well as fully accessible summer camp opportunities.
For more than 90 years, Easter Seals has played an important role in providing support for children and youth with physical disabilities from all ethnic and religious backgrounds. Thanks to its generous donors, Easter Seals continues to offer programs to allow kids to experience freedom, independence and a sense of accomplishment. Easter Seals helps by providing financial assistance for mobility equipment, communication devices and fully accessible summer camp opportunities at its two properties, Camp Merrywood and Camp Woodeden. Together we are helping kids BE KIDS. For more information, please visit www.celebrityhockeyclassics.com or easterseals.org.
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