“I pick my head up from tying my skates and there’s Mike Gartner asking me if I could pass him a roll of tape. What an amazing event both on the ice and off!”
Mike Bell, Toronto participant
Hockey Helps the Homeless is a volunteer-based organization founded in 1996 to turn industry hockey tournaments into fundraisers for local homeless organizations. An astonishing 85 per cent of donations goes directly to help those who need it the most.
On Friday March 6, the Barrie Construction Association will be entering a team in to the Hockey Helps the Homeless fantasy tournament at Holly Community Centre. BCA members will play with the current and former NHL pros, be treated like a pro, and come away knowing they’ve been a Game Changer for homeless people in our community.
Your team will be joined by two former NHL pros, will play a guaranteed three games. You will have a fully-equipped locker room, pro-style personalized jersey & socks and a participant gift. Breakfast, lunch and dinner reception are included as well as a silent auction with valuable prizes.
Each individual player is required to pay a registrant fee of $150 and fundraise a minimum of $350 by the event day to guarantee their spot in the tournament. Once the BCA team is assembled and registered, each player will receive a link to set up a personal fundraising page.
Registration deadline is next Wednesday, January 28th at 2:00 pm. Please contact BCA administrator Alison Smith directly if you would like to play on the BCA team.
Alternately, you can register to play as an individual, register your own team or simply make a donation. Visit www.hockeyhelpsthehomeless.com for details.
It’s a day, and a feeling, you’ll never forget.