Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia

YOU, the Supportive Hockey Fan

In Uncategorized on May 13, 2014 at 2:23 pm


As Beth wrote in a previous post, the PRO Game was held on May 9 and 10. A 24 hour hockey game that is used as a vehicle to raise money and awareness for specific charities. This year, the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia was honoured to be one of the charities chosen.

Thank you PRO Game participants for thinking of us and giving us support. It is an amazing event that pairs fun (and a great Canadian pastime) with a spirit of giving and awareness.

Congratulations to Team Pittsburgh for winning this year’s event. Team Pittsburgh was named in honour of Cole Harbour hockey legend Sydney Crosby. The challenging team was Team Colorado in celebration of local boy Nathan MacKinnon.

The event is still collecting money but expects to raise around $60,000 for local charities when all is said and done. The fundraising for this event did not start and end on game day. Event organizers, and their sponsor Scotiabank, held several fundraisers leading up to the event such as bowling nights. They also collected pledges, and during the game there was a big silent auction loaded with lots of sport memorabilia.

This fundraising event was started in 2002 as the Looong Game. Since then, they have gone on to raise over $130,000 for charities.
Thank you to the organizers of the PRO Game, especially Ken McCormick, as well as all the hard working fundraisers who have spent their time and energy fundraising for the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. This donation will go a long way to help the 17,000 Nova Scotians living with dementia. Through this support we will continue to foster local research, ensure that people who call our InfoLine hear a confidential and professional voice, as well maintaining the many educational and support opportunities that the people of the province depend on as they navigate their dementia journey.


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