Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S. Pro-Am Hockey Tournament

Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S. Pro-Am Hockey Tournament

March 08, 2016 09:00 ET

2016 Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S. Pro-Am Hockey Tournament Announces Tournament Details

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - March 8, 2016) - The 2016 Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S. Pro-Am Hockey Tournament returns this spring and will take place April 15 to 17, 2016 at Winsport Arenas. This world-class event brings local amateur hockey players together with their NHL heroes for a fun filled weekend focused on raising funds in support of Alzheimer's and Dementia awareness and research.

The tournament will feature many returning and new NHL alumni including Bryan Trottier, Marty McSorley, Matthew Barnaby with special guests Paul Henderson, Dennis Hull, Clark Gillies and Yvan Cournoyer. These former NHLers and 1972 Summit Series Alumni will participate in the weekend tournament to fight against Alzheimer's and other related Dementias.

To participate, teams must raise a minimum of $25,000 and draft order of NHL players is subsequently determined based on fundraising rankings. All proceeds from the event will be directed to the Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S. Society's Centre for Alzheimer's Research and Education. Current numbers suggest that over 40,000 Albertans suffer from some form of Dementia and these numbers will continue to grow. Despite these alarming statistics, new initiatives in Calgary and the surrounding area are positioning the Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S. Society to support this ever increasing population in new and innovative ways.

"We are excited to worth with the Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S. Society's Centre for Alzheimer's Research and Education as well as the extraordinary roster of NHL legends that will be joining us in April to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer's and Dementia," said Allan Klassen, Vice President, Housing Brookfield Residential and Executive Chair of the hockey tournament . "This will be an unforgettable weekend for hockey fans and Calgarians alike."

The weekend will kick-off with a luncheon at the Westin Calgary on Friday, April 15 where the business community and hockey enthusiasts will get a taste of the Pro-Am action. The luncheon will include an unforgettable Hot Stove Lounge featuring hockey's elite, members of the 1972 Summit Series, including goal scorer Paul Henderson and will enhance public awareness and understanding of Alzheimer's and Dementia. Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear untold stories from some of the best hockey players in the world including Yvan Cournoyer, Clark Gillies, Bryan Trottier and Calgary's own Lanny McDonald.

For more information about the 2016 Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S. Pro-Am Hockey Tournament and the full list of participating NHL alumni, or to donate or register a team, please visit http://www.gordiehowecaresproam.com.

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