Apr 082012
 

I received an email the other day from the good people at VancityBuzz asking if CHB would like to participate the Hockey Greats Charity Pool to benefit the Bourne Family & Friends Foundation, and proceeds of which will go towards the important development of accessible and affordable housing for the physically disabled.

I love hockey pools – pretty decent at ‘em too – and add to that this one has a good cause attached to it and I accepted the invite in about a nanosecond. You guys should check it out too.

Here’s the press release:

Hockey Greats Fantasy Camp and VancityBuzz (VcB) have teamed up to launch the Hockey Greats Charity Pool in support of the Bourne Family & Friends Foundation (BF&FF). Along with fans from across British Columbia (and the rest of Canada), a group of former NHL Stanley Cup winners such as Mark Recchi, Brian Trottier and Bob Bourne will be entering the free pool by the entry cutoff of April 11th at 4 p.m. PST.

The Hockey Greats Charity Pool is one of the only playoff fantasy hockey pools created in Vancouver to include former NHL Stanley Cup winners raising awarenessfor a charitable cause. Although entry into the pool is free, participants are encouraged to donate at least $10 to the BF&FF. “We are very excited to be teamed up with VancityBuzz to raise awareness for the Bourne Family & Friends Foundation. This Foundation is driven to raise moneyand awareness in order to help young disabled adults with the challenges of accommodations, transportation, and job training,” said the Foundation’s NHL Hockey Greats Events Manager Jay Blackford. “We wish everyone luck and may the best picks win.”

The pool’s top prize is an all expenses-paid trip to the Hockey Greats Fantasy Camp in July. This four-day camp in Kelowna, B.C, includes hockey, golf, dinner, houseboating and a wine tasting with legends such as Brian Trottier and Kelly Hrudey. The prize is valued at $4000.

To enter the pool, click here.

To support this good cause and donate to the Bourne Family & Friends Foundation, click here.

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