VANCOUVER, Aug. 10, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Montreal Canadiens star forward and local Vancouver hockey favorite Brendan Gallagher is hosting his 2nd Annual Celebrity Softball Classic benefitting Shriners Hospital for Children® - Canada on Saturday, August 13th, 2016 at Nat Bailey Stadium in Vancouver, B.C. Many of the National Hockey League's bright young stars will be joining him on the roster including Milan Lucic (Edmonton), Lance Bouma (Calgary), Morgan Rielly (Toronto), Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (Edmonton), Mark Scheifele (Winnipeg), Shea Weber (Montreal), Nate Beaulieu (Montréal), Josh Gorges (Buffalo) and Sam Reinhart (Buffalo) as well as former NHLers Paul Reinhart and Dave Babych.
Doors are scheduled to open at 6:30pm with first pitch at 7:15pm. Tickets are available at www.ticketreturn.com by entering Gallagher in the search field or by phoning 604-872-5232 at the cost of $5 per person with all proceeds donated to Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada.
Gallagher is not only a star on the ice. To young patients at Canada Shriners Hospital; he's become their personal star, having come to the Montreal-based hospital to meet and encourage them several times. "After taking a tour of this national hospital and meeting some patients and staff, I decided that more Canadians needed to know how wonderful this hospital is and what great work they do," said Gallagher. Indeed the Habs star's annual softball game seeks to raise both funding and awareness for Canada Shriners Hospital, a national pediatric hospital specializing in orthopedic and neuromuscular disorders such as scoliosis, brittle bone disease, club feet, hip dysplasia, leg length discrepancies and cerebral palsy.
About Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada
Established in Montreal in 1925, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada is the only Canadian establishment within the network of 22 Shriners Hospitals, the others located in the U.S. and Mexico. The bilingual, short-term, acute care hospital provides ultra-specialized orthopaedic care to children from coast to coast, the U.S. and around the world. The mission of the hospital is to promote health and provide treatment and rehabilitation to infants, children and young adults with orthopaedic and neuromuscular problems such as scoliosis, brittle bone disease, club feet, hip dysplasia, leg length discrepancies and cerebral palsy. The hospital is committed to excellence and innovation in clinical practice, research and education and to ensuring patients and their families are treated in a caring, family-friendly environment. The hospital is affiliated with McGill University and provides clinical experience and teaching for residents and allied professionals. The hospital is present in communities across Canada thanks to telemedicine, outreach clinics and two satellite clinics located in Winnipeg and Halifax. Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada has been helping kids reach their full potential for 90 years and counting.
SPECIAL MEDIA INVITATION: Media are invited to meet the players at a special meet and greet on Friday, August 12, 2016 at Steel Toad Brewpub & Dining Hall, 97 2nd Ave East Vancouver, BC at 6:30 pm.
SOURCE Shriners Hospitals For Children
Image with caption: "From left to right : Nate Beaulieu with a Canadian Shriners Hospital patient and Brendan Gallagher (CNW Group/Shriners Hospitals For Children)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160810_C2256_PHOTO_EN_750924.jpg
For further information: Emmanuelle Rondeau, Communications & Marketing Manager, Shriners Hospitals for Children®- Canada, C: 514-207-1057, firstname.lastname@example.org