For Immediate Release - Brantford, Ontario, April 7, 2017
Phil McColeman, Member of Parliament for Brantford-Brant, joined with members of the 2017 Hockey Night in Brantford Organizing Committee, sponsors and event partners at Wacky Wings to announce details of this year’s charity hockey game.
This year marks the end of the charity hockey game. Hockey Night in Brantford – The Final Period, will be held at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre on August 9th, 2017. Local NHL players and NHL alumni will once again join other elite men and women hockey players in a highly entertaining event to celebrate the Brantford-Brant community’s rich hockey heritage.
To kick off this year’s fundraising efforts, Empire Communities has stepped up once again as the event’s official title sponsor. Taking part in this morning’s announcement were Sue MacKay VP of Marketing and Carrie Alexander Manager Marketing for Empire.
Millards Chartered Professional Accountants continues its support the event as a platinum sponsor for this year. Millards has been a main sponsor every year since the event began in 2012.
Over the last five years, Hockey Night in Brantford has raised more than $438,000 support those in need across the Brantford-Brant community. MP McColeman was excited to announce that the proceeds from this year’s game will benefit two worthy charities: The Arnold Anderson Sport Fund, which promotes the physical, mental and social development of financially disadvantaged children by providing financial sports grants to eligible families; and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grand Erie, Canada’s leading child and youth mentoring charity which facilitates life-changing relationships that inspire and empower children and youth to reach their full potential.
“Thanks to the dedication and hard-work of our volunteers, sponsors, partners and players, Hockey night in Brantford has delivered a first-class sporting event for fans across our riding and benefited our entire community in a significant way. I am proud of the positive impact this event has made locally and I look forward to rallying together to make this final celebration the biggest and best one yet!” said MP McColeman.
Raffle tickets will be on sale shortly; once again offering lucky fans a chance to win two tickets anywhere that Air Canada flies or two tickets anywhere that WestJet flies.
Arnold Anderson Sport Fund Charity: What We Believe
- The Arnold Anderson Sport Fund Charity has helped over 2,600 young athletes participate in sport. Support from Hockey Night in Brantford will help the Charity significantly expand its capacity.
- One in three Canadian families cannot afford to enroll their children in sports and physical activities.*
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grand Erie: BE someone that matters TO someone that matters
- Big Brothers Big Sisters Grand Erie provides service to Brant, Brantford, Haldimand, Norfolk, and Six Nations of the Grand River, and serves 370+ children and their families annually through a variety of mentoring programs. Support from Hockey Night in Brantford will help the Charity serve the boys and girls who are still on the wait list.