NHL fans get the chance to see their favourite players of the past back on the ice in a fundraising hockey game on April 5 in Cambridge, Ont.
The second annual event hosted by Portraits of Honour Foundation, a non-profit organization, will feature Toronto Maple Leaf alumni players facing off against Portraits of Honours team Our Nation’s Heroes.
Portraits of Honour Foundation works to honour fallen Canadian soldiers and first responders. The foundation also helps military and first responders who are struggling with PTSD, as well as creating artwork to honour the fallen. All proceeds from the event will be used to help those with PTSD.
“Most people have no idea what a police officer or fireman go through. They think they just make a lot of money,” said Dave Sopha, founder of the organization. “Just imagine some of the accidents on the 401, or having to race to a home where a fellow is having a heart attack or somebody’s been shot or stabbed or something horrible.”
At the event, Sopha will be donating a memorial painting to a local family whose father passed away while in service.
Cambridge Ice Hounds Special Hockey Club youth players will also be facing off against the former NHL players and, during the game’s intermission, Sopha will also be donating a memorial painting to a local family whose father passed away while in service.
“It’s going to be a great game, and I am sure that the Ice Hounds are going to grab everyone’s hearts,” said Sopha.
The event will also feature artwork on display, booths, a silent auction, as well as a VIP meet-and-greet opportunity with the Toronto Maple Leaf alumni players.
For more information on the event visit www.portraitsofhonour.ca