Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks forwards Daniel and Henrik Sedin will coach six lucky and hardworking kids at the Canucks for Kids Fund Charity Ball Hockey Classic on June 4th as part of the final round of the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada’s Freedom 55 Financial Open at Point Grey Golf and Country Club. The six ball hockey participants will be chosen from those who register to raise funds for the Canucks for Kids Fund prior to May 21st.
The contest is open to individuals aged 8 – 12. The top three fundraisers will be invited to participate in the game and another three will be randomly drawn from all those who raise more than $300.
“Not only will these kids have an opportunity to interact with two professional athletes who achieved their dreams of making it to the NHL, but they’ll also be able to watch dozens of Mackenzie Tour players who are making their way to the PGA TOUR,” said David Lee-Fay, tournament director. “This is a great way to reward some great kids while giving something back to the community.”
All kids who raise more than $100 will be invited to meet Daniel and Henrik and take in the final round of the Freedom 55 Financial Open.
“We are excited to partner with the Mackenzie Tour to host this unique event for BC kids,” said Alex Oxenham, Executive Director of the Canucks for Kids Fund. “Our aim is to inspire kids to pursue their athletic goals by introducing them to world-class athletes while also encouraging them to contribute to their community in an impactful way.”
All funds raised will go to the Canucks for Kids Fund (CFKF), which dedicates resources to assist charities which support children’s health and wellness, foster the development of grassroots hockey,and facilitate and encourage education in British Columbia. Over the last 31 years, the CFKF hasgranted more than $53 million to BC charities.
The Canucks for Kids Fund Charity Ball Hockey Classic will contribute to the Mackenzie Tour’s aim to make a positive impact in communities hosting tour events across Canada. Last year saw more than $1million donated to Canadian charities by Mackenzie Tour events, bringing the total since 2013 to $2.1million.