Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia

YOU, the Athletic Fundraiser

In Uncategorized on April 16, 2014 at 12:09 pm

The PRO Game

We all love a good game of hockey! We’re Canadian and we can’t help it, eh?  Today’s blog post is about a great group of men who turned their love for hockey into an event to benefit local charities.

This event is called the PRO Game. The PRO Game is a marathon hockey game taking place on May 9 and 10 at the Dartmouth Sportsplex. Over 40 hockey players will hit the ice for 24 hours to have some fun, get some exercise, and most importantly raise money for three local charities.

The Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia is honoured to be one of those chosen charities. The PRO Game chose the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia because one of their members lost a family member to Alzheimer’s disease, and they are always looking for new charities to support.

Ken McCormick is one of the players who organizes the PRO Game. He ensures the PRO Game is a success and motivates players to fundraise.

“I send out weekly leader boards listing the players pledge performance from highest to lowest and highlight anyone who made a significant increase in donations that week,” says Ken. “Some of the guys will reply to everyone on the email and set up a fundraising challenge.”

All of the players involved in the event are friends, which makes for a really fun and competitive game. The players train and work hard on their cardio and get on the ice as much as possible in preparation for the big game.

The players are in all different stages of their hockey career. This year,Ken is excited to have 2007 Stanley Cup winner, Joe DiPenta and the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice participating in the game. Also included in the star lineup are Roddy MacCormick, Toronto Maple Leafs NHL, Mike Kelly, Philadelphia Flyers NHL, and Steve Widmeyer, Moncton Hawks AHL.

When Ken was asked what he is most looking forward to at this year’s game, he said: “I’m excited to play hockey with my buddies, share some laughs, and help out our community.”

Thank YOU to all of the PRO Game players for your amazing support. To make a donation to the PRO Game players, click here.

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