Belleville, ON (7/12/12) -On Friday December 7th, 2012 at 7:00 pm. At the Quinte Sports Centre on Cannifton Road, Scotiabank will present Belleville hockey fans with a unique chance to shake the hands of some of the most renowned hockey players of all time, Hockey Hall of Famers, Stanley Cup winners, and special guest Coach and Ambassador for the game, Walter Gretzky. The NHL Alumni will take to the ice against the Law Enforcement All Stars and will also take part in the Law Enforcement Torch Run to raise money for the Special Olympics Ontario.
“We are very excited to showcase an exhibition game with Belleville’s local heroes from the Law Enforcement All Star team” said Mark Napier, Executive Director, NHL Alumni. “We cherish the chance to get together as Alumni to play with old friends and promote the game of hockey across Ontario, all while raising money for a great cause.”
The exciting blend of hockey skill and fun ensures something for all hockey fans. In addition to the game, fans will be treated to a skills competition featuring the world-class players and some hilarious on-ice practical jokes. As presenting sponsor, Scotiabank also gives one lucky fan the chance to win a $2500 investment product in the ‘Scotiabank Shoot for Cash’ between periods. The game will take place at Quinte Sports Centre, located at 265 Cannifton Road at 7:00 pm.
For ticket information, please visit www.benefithockey.com. Come out and join in the fun!
Scotiabank is the Official Bank of the NHL®, NHL Alumni™, CWHL, Winnipeg Jets™, Toronto Maple Leafs®, Calgary Flames® whose home arena is the Scotiabank Saddledome, and the Ottawa Senators® whose home arena is Scotiabank Place. The Bank also has a partnership with the Montreal Canadiens®. Scotiabank has a long tradition of supporting hockey in Canada from local teams and minor hockey associations to professional players and leagues. Across Canadian communities from coast to coast, Scotiabank’s Community Hockey Sponsorship Program reaches out to more than 3,700 minor hockey teams and leagues. To find out more about Scotiabank’s hockey programs, please visit www.facebook.com/scotiahockeyclub.
Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work, both in Canada and abroad, through our global philanthropic program, ‘Bright Future’. Recognized as a leader internationally and among Canadian corporations for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has provided on average approximately $45 million annually to community causes around the world over each of the last five years. Visit us at www.scotiabank.com.
The Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run (www.torchrunontario.com) is a community based, province-wide event that sees the “Flame of Hope” being carried right across Ontario by members of Law Enforcement Agencies. The objective of this and other events is to raise funds for and awareness of the Special Olympics movement in Ontario.
The NHL Alumni (www.nhlalumni.net) is a non-profit organization, which serves as a liaison for 28 local alumni groups. The Association has adopted the motto of “Hockey’s Greatest Family”, providing programs and assistance for all retired NHL players, including career transition with the Life After Hockey Program.
For more information:
Dylan Wade, NHL Alumni Association, 416.798.2586 ext: 33