For Immediate Release
Toronto, ON, November 6, 2014 — This fall, hockey fans have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to skate against Rick Vaive and other NHL greats in the 2014 Kitchener-Waterloo Celebrity Hockey Classic. Taking place in Kitchener, every participating team will have the opportunity to play with a former NHL teammate in a 3-game tournament on December 4, as well as the opportunity to meet and greet the NHL players at a Draft party on December 3. In addition to celebrity captain Rick Vaive, NHL alumni will include Gilbert Dionne, Ric Nattress, Troy Crowder, Al Iafrate, Gary Leeman and more. Each week, more players will be announced to the roster.
“I’m thrilled to join the team along with NHL greats Paul Coffey, Eric Lindros and Brad May in hosting the 2014 Celebrity Hockey Classic Series and am looking forward to my role as captain of the Kitchener-Waterloo tournament,” said Rick Vaive. “Funds raised through the Celebrity Hockey Classic Series will help kids with physical disabilities experience freedom, independence and a sense of accomplishment — I’ve been involved with Easter Seals for many years and I’m proud to lend my name in support of Easter Seals Ontario.”
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: Eric Lindros will host in Whitby on November 6-7, Brad May will lead in Oakville on November 20-21, and Paul Coffey will host in Vaughan on November 27-28. 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 www.easterseals.org.
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