For Immediate Release
Toronto, ON, October 7, 2014 — This fall, hockey fans have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to skate against Eric Lindros and other NHL greats in the 2014 Eric Lindros Celebrity Hockey Classic. Taking place in Whitby, every participating team will have the opportunity to play with a former NHL teammate in a 3-game tournament on November 7, as well as the opportunity to meet and greet the NHL players at a Draft party on November 6. In addition to celebrity captain Eric Lindros, NHL alumni will include Doug Gilmour, Ric Nattress, Bob McGill, Craig Muni, Tom Fergus, Rick Vaive, Gary Leeman, Adam Graves, Dave McLlwain and others. Each week, more players will be announced to the roster.
“I’m thrilled to be back and am looking forward to hosting the 2014 series with my former NHL friends Brad May, Paul Coffey and Rick Vaive,” 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 — I’m honoured to be a part of this and hockey is a great way to do it.”
The cost to register a team of up to 20 players is $1,500 and each player must commit to raising an additional $300 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: Brad May will host in Oakville on November 20-21, 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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Senior Development Officer
Easter Seals Ontario