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FORMER NHL STARS REUNITE ON THE ICE AT NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE TO LAUNCH THE 13TH SCOTIABANK PRO-AM FOR ALZHEIMER’STM IN SUPPORT OF BAYCREST
TORONTO, January 17th, 2018 – The Scotiabank Pro-Am for Alzheimer’sTM in Support of Baycrest will launch its 13th annual tournament with a Winter Warm-Up hockey game featuring former NHL pros; Dan Daoust, President of the Toronto Maple Leafs Alumni Association, Nik Antropov, Dennis Maruk and Bryan Muir, January 26th from 12-2 p.m. The game, played on the ice rink at Nathan Phillips Square, will honour Alzheimer Awareness Month as well as kick-off the 2018 campaign of this fundraising tournament.
“These former hockey pros have had very successful careers, have played in Stanley Cup Championships and are part of hockey history. We are excited to have them join us for the Winter Warm-Up game to launch this year’s Scotiabank Pro-Am,” said Josh Cooper, President and CEO of The Baycrest Foundation.
“As the population ages, the number of people with dementia or cognitive impairment in Canada is expected to almost double to 1.4 million by 2031. Baycrest Health Sciences is now in its 100th year, and we continue our mission to transform the experience of aging through leading innovations in brain health, wellness promotion and approaches to care that enrich the lives of older adults. Events like these help us fulfill that crucial mission,” added Cooper.
To date, the Scotiabank Pro-Am for Alzheimer’sTM in Support of Baycrest tournament has raised more than $32 million to support care, research, innovation and education into Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias. At this year’s tournament, which runs from May 3 to 5, 2018, more than 500 players, including hockey enthusiasts and former professional players, will join together to become One Team versus Alzheimer’s.
The Winter Warm-Up will feature NHL hockey legends, contests, prizes and giveaways from supporters; Tesla, Sher-Wood Athletics Group, Shiloh MediaGroup, KIND and Tim Hortons.