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City supports Easter Seals Ontario’s 2020 Brampton Celebrity Hockey Classic


​​BRAMPTON, ON (March 11, 2020) – Today, the City of Brampton announced its support for Easter Seals Ontario’s 2020 Brampton Celebrity Hockey Classic at South Fletcher’s Sportsplex. The City is waiving the recreation facility fees to make the event possible.

On Thursday, May 7, former NHL stars will hit the ice at South Fletcher’s Sportsplex, located at 500 Ray Lawson Boulevard. Local hockey players and community partners will fundraise and play alongside NHL greats in support of Easter Seals Ontario and the programs they provide to children with physical disabilities in our community.

The tournament kicks off on Wednesday, May 6 with an exciting Celebrity VIP Draft Party, where teams will select an NHL star to play with them. The teams with the highest fundraising totals will receive a first-round draft pick! Participating NHL stars will be announced on City of Brampton social media channels in the coming days.

Teams can now register to fundraise and play at www.celebrityhockeyclassics.com. For more information or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, visit the link or contact Charlene Myke at cmyke@easterseals.org or 705.797.2675.

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“Brampton City Council is proud to support the 2020 Brampton Celebrity Hockey Classic! As a Healthy and Safe City, Brampton is a hotspot for recreational events, and I’m excited to welcome NHL stars, hockey players from across the city, and Easter Seals Ontario to our great city for a good cause.”

- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“The 2020 Brampton Celebrity Hockey Classic is an impactful event for an important cause. Easter Seals Ontario does amazing work in our community to provide programs for children with physical disabilities, and I encourage everyone to come out and support this event.”

- Rowena Santos, Regional Councillor Wards 1 & 5 and Chair, Community Services Committee, City of Brampton

“I’ve known Mayor Brown for years and have supported Easter Seals since I played with the Leafs, so when he asked me to attend this great event in Brampton I jumped at the chance. I look forward to meeting the other participants and fans while raising money for Easter Seals.”

- Wendel Clark, Former Captain, Toronto Maple Leafs

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Back (L-R): Sportsnet anchor Ken Reid, City Councillor Wards 7 & 8 Charmaine Williams, City Councillor Wards 9 & 10 Harkirat Singh, Regional Councillor Wards 1 & 5 Rowena Santos, Regional Councillor Wards 3 & 4 Martin Medeiros, City Councillor Wards 3 & 4 Jeff Bowman, City Councillor Wards 2 & 6 Doug Whillans, Regional Councillor Wards 2 & 6 Michael Palleschi, Regional Councillor Wards 1 & 5 Paul Vicente
Front (L-R): Mayor Patrick Brown, Easter Seals Ontario ambassador Daniella Altieri, Former Captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs Wendel Clark

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CITY OF BRAMPTON MEDIA CONTACT
Christine Sharma
Media Relations, City of Brampton
905.874.2880 | christine.sharma@brampton.ca
 
EASTER SEALS ONTARIO MEDIA CONTACT
Charlene Myke
Development Manager South Central
Easter Seals Ontario
705.797.2675 | cmyke@easterseals.org