24th Annual Hockey For Hospice Tournament Takes Place This Weekend

Thursday December 26th, 2019

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The annual Hockey for Hospice tournament takes place this weekend with 134 teams from across the region scheduled to play.

Originally conceived as a skate-a-thon by tournament founder, Tim Beaulieu, Hockey For Hospice has grown each year from its humble beginnings. This year’s edition will include a schedule of more than 230 games being played at five different arenas over three days. Divisions include Tyke Jamboree, Novice Minor Jamboree, Novice Major Jamboree, Atom, PeeWee, and Bantam boys divisions, and Novice, Atom, and Bantam girls divisions.

“Every year Hockey For Hospice is one of our premiere events,” said Colleen Reaume, Executive Director of The Hospice. “It’s so gratifying to see how engaged these kids are in the tournament. Not only do they have fun, raise pledges and learn about The Hospice, they’re teaching their family, friends and neighbours about the Hospice programs and services in our community. Every year they are wonderful ambassadors for us.”

Over the past 23 years, Hockey For Hospice teams have raised more than $3.2 million. The Hockey for Hospice tournament will be played at the Libro Centre in Amherstburg, Atlas Tube Centre in Lakeshore, Vollmer Recreational Complex in LaSalle, Tecumseh Arena in Tecumseh and Central Park Athletics in Windsor.

For more information and a complete tournament schedule, visit hockeyforhospice.ca.

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