Road hockey tournament to raise funds for kids
The Prosserman JCC and Chai Lifeline will host the first-ever “Game On” road hockey tournament June 17 to raise money for children dealing with pediatric disabilities and illness.
The event will take place at the Prosserman JCC at 4588 Bathurst St. From 300 to 400 people are expected to play, with another 1,000 spectators, supporters and volunteers in attendance.
The tournament will feature divisions for young people and adults spread over 20 teams or more, as well as a celebrity all-star game. The day will also feature entertainment and family activities.
“As a mother of a special needs child, I am so proud to support Game On and the important causes it represents. I urge everyone to come out on June 17,” said tournament co-chair Michelle Goldstein Zaldin.
Funds raised will go to support these youngsters’ participation in summer camps and sports programs. So far, organizers have raised close to $25,000 in sponsorships, and they hope to raise another $50,000 from participants.
Individual adult players can register at a cost of $180. Team registration is $1,000 and individual youth registration is $100. Teams are asked to collect pledges as well, with the top fundraisers eligible for prizes, including a chance to play in the celebrity all-star game.
Teams will play at least three games. Each team must have a minimum of five players and a maximum of eight. Four players per team will be on the road at once, including one goalie. Players must bring their own equipment.
A number of celebrities have participated in a video promoting the event, including ESPN’s Dan Shulman, former NHL coaching great Mike Keenan, Cabral “Cabbie” Richards from TSN and Environment Minister Peter Kent.