10 May 2014 marked London’s inaugural Hockey Helps the Homeless tournament; and what an incredible hockey-filled day we all had! The Western Fair District Sports District was buzzing with excitement, talent and a commitment to raise funds to relieve homelessness in our city.
Each of the 12 men’s and 6 women’s teams laced up and played alongside 2 former NHL stars and Olympians. Pretty cool! With the support of these players and so many organizations in our city, this tournament net $120,000 to support Unity Project, Youth Opportunities Unlimited and Merrymount Crisis Centre – we are so grateful.
Thank you, and congratulations to the Hockey Helps the Homeless Committee for your dedication to assist some of London’s most vulnerable citizens. What a team!
Tracy Marino, Chair
Jeff and Sally Aarssen, Honourary Chairs
And thank you to the Hockey Helps the Homeless staff for your support, guidance and love.
For more information about Hockey Helps the Homeless, click here.