TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - March 06, 2014) - The Scotiabank Baycrest Pro-Am has made 15 new additions to its roster for the ninth annual hockey tournament taking place in Toronto from May 1 - 3, 2014. The new "draft picks" for teams who have raised $25,000 or more for Alzheimer's research, education and care at Baycrest Health Sciences are NHL alumni Joe Nieuwendyk, Bryan Berard, Curtis Joseph, Bryan Trottier, Darryl Sittler, Marcel Dionne, Paul Coffey, Ray Bourque, Guy Carbonneau, Denis Savard, Marty McSorley, Theo Fleury, Shayne Corson, Brad May, Mike Krushelnyski, Bryan Muir, Gilbert Dionne, Dave McLlwain, Gary Leeman, Pat Boutette, Brad Marsh, Rick Middleton and Bernie Nicholls.
These NHL stars will be joining previously announced alumni Doug Gilmour, Darryl Sittler, Darcy Tucker, Gary Roberts, Kevin Maguire, Mark Napier, Todd Warriner and Dennis Maruk to lace up their skates alongside weekend warriors in an effort to "Stick it to Alzheimer's!"
"Each year our team works to exceed our previous year's highlights and ensure participants have the best possible experience," said Garry Foster, Interim President of the Baycrest Foundation. "2014 is no exception and we are thrilled to have a host of new NHL Alumni join this year's roster. There's already great buzz about the new additions to this year's Scotiabank Baycrest Pro-Am and we look forward to welcoming them into the fold!"
The 2014 Scotiabank Baycrest Pro-Am also announced that the annual tournament will change venues, taking place for the first time at Toronto's state-of-the-art ice facility, Buckingham Arena. This new partnership will enhance all aspects of the tournament -- from heated flooring in all dressing rooms to the slick sports bar and restaurant -- ensuring all participants feel like pros!
In its nine-year history, the Scotiabank Baycrest Pro-Am has raised more than $23 million for Baycrest's programs on aging and brain health. Fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, Baycrest is at the forefront of cognitive neuroscience research aimed at preventing and controlling brain-related illnesses.
About the Scotiabank Baycrest Pro-Am
Established in 2006, the Scotiabank Baycrest Pro-Am is an innovative charitable hockey tournament that supports Baycrest Health Sciences, a global leader in Alzheimer's and related dementia care, research and education. The three-day hockey experience allows amateur hockey players the opportunity to play with and against a host of NHL alumni. To date, the Scotiabank Baycrest Pro-Am has raised more than $23 million for Baycrest. You can stay up to date by following us on Twitter @ScotiabankProAm (#baycrestproam) and Facebook at facebook.com/ScotiabankProAm or by visiting scotiabankproam.com.
About Baycrest Health Sciences
Baycrest is a global leader in developing and providing innovations in aging and brain health. Headquartered on a 22-acre campus and fully affiliated with University of Toronto, Baycrest is unique in the world, combining a comprehensive system of care for aging adults, one of the world's top research institutes in cognitive neuroscience (the Rotman Research Institute), dedicated centres focused on mitigating the impact of age-related illness and impairment, and unmatched global knowledge exchange and commercialization capacity. For more information visit baycrest.org.
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