CANCELLED: 2013 Doug Gilmour Celebrity Hockey Classic
Regretfully, the 2013 Doug Gilmour Celebrity Hockey Classic on November 27-28, 2013 at Invista Centre in Kingston has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.
Registrants will be offered the opportunity to play in Paul Coffey Celebrity Hockey Classic taking place December 4-5 in Vaughan. Details are available at www.easterseals.org/category/celebrity-hockey.
Donations, pledges and fees for those who choose not to play in the Paul Coffey Tournament will be refunded or transferred to another Easter Seals event, based on your preference.
For more information, please contact Susan Smith, Sr. Manager, Development, Easter Seals Ontario at 289-208-1040 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Toronto, ON, July 2, 2013 — This fall, hockey fans have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to skate against NHL greats in the 2013 Celebrity Hockey Classic Series. This year’s tournament series will be led by celebrity captains Eric Lindros, Doug Gilmour, Paul Coffey and Brad May and will take place in 4 communities in Ontario beginning in October. Proceeds from the Series will help provide funding for Easter Seals Ontario to help families with children with physical disabilities with the cost of mobility equipment as well as summer camp opportunities.
Now in its second year, the Series will host 4 tournaments: Eric Lindros will return as host in Whitby on November 7-8; Brad May will host in Oakville on November 21-22; Doug Gilmour will host the Kingston tournament on November 27-28 and Paul Coffey will lead Vaughan on December 4-5. Each participating team will have the opportunity to play with a former NHL teammate in a 3-game tournament, as well as the opportunity to meet and greet the NHL players at a Draft party. In addition to the celebrity captains, anticipated NHL teammates will include former players like Denis Maruk, Kris King, Todd Warriner, Tom Fergus and others.
“Following the success of last year’s tournament, I’m thrilled to be back and am looking forward to hosting this expanded hockey series with my former NHL friends Doug Gilmour, Paul Coffey and Brad May,” said Eric Lindros. “Funds raised through the Celebrity Hockey Classic Series will help kids with physical disabilities experience freedom, independence and a sense of accomplishment — Easter Seals is a cause I strongly support.”
Draft positions will be determined by the total amount raised by each team with the top fundraising team awarded first overall draft pick. A team’s total dollars raised for drafting purposes will be determined by the total amount received by midnight the night before the draft party.
For the past 90 years, Easter Seals Ontario has been offering programs and services to help children and youth with physical disabilities experience freedom, independence and a sense of accomplishment. For families, Easter Seals is somewhere to turn for help when they need it. Since 1922, Easter Seals Ontario has provided families of children with physical disabilities with financial assistance for expensive mobility equipment and communication devices such as walkers, braces, and wheelchairs, fully accessible Easter Seals camps, and funding for alternative recreational programs. For more information, please visit www.celebrityhockeyclassics.ca or easterseals.org.