For Immediate Release
Toronto, ON, November 6, 2014 — This fall, hockey fans have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to skate against Paul Coffey and other NHL greats in the 2014 Vaughan Celebrity Hockey Classic. Taking place in Vaughan, every participating team will have the opportunity to play with a former NHL teammate in a 3-game tournament on November 28, as well as the opportunity to meet and greet the NHL players at a Draft party on November 27. In addition to celebrity captain Paul Coffey, NHL alumni will include Gary Leeman, Dennis Maruk, Ric Nattress, Dmitri Mironov, Al Iafrate, Mike Krushelynski, Brad Marsh, Troy Crowder, Todd Warriner, Tom Fergus and more. Each week, more players will be announced to the roster.
“I’m thrilled to be back for the second year as captain of the tournament and am looking forward to hosting the 2014 series with my NHL friends Eric Lindros, Brad May and Rick Vaive,” said Paul Coffey. “Funds raised through the Celebrity Hockey Classic Series will help kids with physical disabilities experience freedom, independence and a sense of accomplishment — Easter Seals Ontario is a cause I’m proud to support.”
The cost to register a team of up to 20 players is $1,500 and each player must commit to raising an additional $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, Brad May will lead in Oakville on November 20-21, 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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