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Whistler Invitational Golf Tournament

Whistler Invitational Golf Tournament

May 14, 2015 12:15 ET

Ryan Johansen and Brenden Dillon Hosting the Whistler Invitational Golf Tournament August 7 to 9

Event Will Raise Funds for Make-A-Wish Canada

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 14, 2015) - Ryan Johansen of the Columbus Blue Jackets and Brenden Dillon of the San Jose Sharks are teaming up with Potential Apparel, a Vancouver-based lifestyle clothing company, to host the Whistler Invitational golf tournament. It is going to be a weekend of golf and fun taking place August 7 to 9, 2015, in Whistler, B.C. Thirty of some of the best NHL players will be in attendance, including: Jamie Benn, Jordie Benn, Brenden Gallagher, Milan Lucic, Morgan Reilly, Cody Franson, and many more will be playing with more than 100 golf enthusiasts. The goal of this event is to raise funds and awareness for Make-A-Wish Canada. By granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions, Make-A-Wish enriches the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

In addition to hosting the Whistler Invitational, Ryan and Brenden have also set a fundraising goal of $25,000. Donations can be made on the Whistler Invitational web site.

"I am very fortunate to be in a place where I can give back. The work that Make-A-Wish Canada does for kids with life-threatening medical conditions is unreal, and I am happy that will be able to help more wishes come true by raising money for this amazing organization, " said Ryan Johansen.

"It is important for me to help others, especially children who are being brave while facing such a tough situation. I am proud to be raising funds for Make-A-Wish Canada, and look forward to an amazing weekend that will raise funds for a great cause," added Brenden Dillon.

Details About the Whistler Invitational

This one-of-a-kind weekend is taking place August 7 to 9, 2015, in Whistler, BC. Those lucky enough to get a spot will enjoy transportation to Whistler on Friday August 7, and later that day will check into the Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside - the entire hotel is booked for the weekend. Later that evening there will be a welcome reception, followed by one of Potential Apparels' recognized parties in Whistler Village.

The next day is the main event at the Whistler Golf Club. Each team will have five players - four golf lovers and one NHL player. The format will be a shamble and teams choose to play with the best ball. There will be tee prizes, games, hole-in-one contests, as well as refreshments served on the course. After the event there will be a silent auction, dinner, and awards at the clubhouse, followed by an after party at Longhorn Saloon & Grill.

Return transportation to Vancouver will be provided on Sunday August 8.

Registration is available at www.whistlerinvitational.com. Full packages including transportation, accommodation at the Pan Pacific Mountainside for two nights, golfing with a NHL pro, and all other included events is only $750 a person.

For more details about the tournament, or to help Ryan and Brenden raise $25,000 for Make-A-Wish Canada, please go to www.whistlerinvitational.com.

About Make-A-Wish Canada

Make-A-Wish Canada is a dynamic wish-granting organization that brings hope, strength and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Along with the national office, eight (8) regional chapters grant magical wishes to children in need from coast to coast. Make-A-Wish Canada is an affiliate of Make-A-Wish® International. Make-A-Wish® is the largest wish-granting organization in the world, making dreams and wishes come true for more than 334,000 children since 1980. For more information, please visit www.makeawish.ca.

About Potential Apparel

Potential Apparel is a lifestyle clothing company that makes it a priority to enrich the lives of children. Together, with the industries brightest athletes, Potential Apparel raises the awareness of its partnered charities - Make-A-Wish Canada, Right to Play and HEROS Hockey. A portion of each sale is donated to one of these partnered charities.

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