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TORONTO, July 28, 2011 /CNW/ - The National Hockey League Players'
Association (NHLPA) is pleased to welcome the 42 selected bantam-aged
players who will participate in the first annual Allstate All-Canadians Mentorship Camp. The intensive five-day camp, led by 21-year NHL
veteran Gary Roberts, will give young athletes from across the country
the exclusive opportunity to learn from NHL players - such as Luke
Schenn, Jeff Skinner and Jason Spezza - about the importance of
fitness, nutrition, mental conditioning and much more. The inaugural
camp will be held from August 2 - 6, 2011 at the Hershey Centre in
Mississauga, ON, with the Allstate All-Canadians Mentorship Cup being held on Saturday, August 6 at 1:00 PM.
To view the list of the 42 players competing in the Allstate All-Canadians Mentorship Camp, visit www.Allstate.All-Canadians.com.
"I'm looking forward to sharing with these young players my knowledge of
health and nutrition that helped me achieve success and longevity in my
career," said Gary Roberts. "Our on and off-ice training programs have
been carefully developed to demonstrate how elements like nutrition,
fitness and mental health can give these players an edge over their
competition. Learning this early in their development will provide them
with infinite benefits throughout their careers."
The Allstate All-Canadians Mentorship Program aims to support all levels of hockey players and
athletes by providing tips and advice to players, coaches, parents and
fans. Since its launch in November 2010, the program has enabled NHL
players and leading experts to successfully reach tens of thousands of
Canadians through the web, grassroots initiatives and special events,
for the purpose of mentoring and guiding the next generation of
Canada's hockey youth.
"The NHLPA understands the importance of supporting Canada's hockey
communities in order to continue raising intelligent and healthy
athletes who can flourish both in the game and outside of it," said
Mike Ouellet, NHLPA Chief of Business Affairs. "That's why the Allstate All-Canadians Mentorship Camp is about more than just on-ice skills. Players and
parents will be educated on a variety of subjects that not only create
a well-rounded athlete, but a strong individual as well."
"Allstate Canada is committed to tapping in to the talents of our youth
in order to build stronger future Canadian leaders," said Jeff Burke,
Senior Vice President of Allstate Canada. "Together with the NHLPA we
believe this camp will provide an outstanding environment to educate
these remarkable athletes on how good habits are formed along with the
amount of support and dedication it takes to be at your best."
Players attending the Mentorship Camp will have the opportunity to
improve their skills both on and off the ice. Several NHL stars will
work with the players during their daily skates to help sharpen their
skills. The players will also learn from Dr. Paul Dennis, sport
psychologist who formerly served as the Player Development Coach with
the Toronto Maple Leafs, on the importance of achieving a strong mental
state to excel in the game. Other off-ice sessions will be led by
Roberts who will teach the athletes about proper nutrition to ensure
stamina throughout a game. Parents will also be invited to selected
sessions designed to equip families with the information they need to
improve both on and off the ice. Each day, players will learn optimal
workouts with renowned strength and conditioning trainers, Lorne
Goldenberg and Matt Nichol.
The Allstate All-Canadians Mentorship Camp will conclude with the Allstate All-Canadians Mentorship Cup on Saturday, August 6, broadcast on TSN. The teams will
be coached by NHLPA members Luke Schenn and Jason Spezza.
For the latest live news and live updates from the Allstate
All-Canadians Mentorship Camp, visit www.Allstate.All-Canadians.com
There will be daily media availability during the camp with further
About Allstate Insurance Company of Canada
Allstate Insurance Company of Canada is one of Canada's leading
producers and distributors of home and auto insurance products. "The
Good Hands Network®" enables consumers to contact Allstate Canada
through one of 93 community-based Agencies, directly online at www.allstate.ca and through the Customer Contact Centre at 1-800-Allstate. Allstate
Canada is committed to making a positive difference in the communities
in which it operates and has partnered with organizations such as
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD Canada), Crime Stoppers, United Way
and Junior Achievement. In 2010, Allstate Canada, in partnership with
the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA), created the
Allstate All-Canadians program, a mentorship program designed to guide
the next generation of Canada's hockey youth. Learn more at www.allstate.all-canadians.com.
About the National Hockey League Players' Association
The National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA), established in
1967, is a labour organization whose members are the players in the
National Hockey League (NHL). The NHLPA works on behalf of the players
in varied disciplines such as labour relations, product licensing,
marketing, international hockey and community relations, all in
furtherance of its efforts to promote its members and the game of
hockey. In 1999, the NHLPA launched the Goals & Dreams fund as a way
for the players to give something back to the game they love. Over the
past 11 years, more than 60,000 deserving children in 25 countries have
benefited from the players' donations of hockey equipment. NHLPA Goals
& Dreams has donated more than $20-million to grassroots hockey
programs, making it the largest program of its kind. For more
information on the NHLPA, please visit www.nhlpa.com.
SOURCE National Hockey League Players' Association
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