Baycrest and NHL Alumni Association team up to offer memories that will
last a lifetime
TORONTO, Sept. 17 /CNW/ - Baycrest and the NHL Alumni Association have
joined forces to offer serious hockey fans with serious cash a chance to bid
on several dream experiences with Toronto Maple Leaf alumni and other retired
NHL players, as part of eBay's hottest new fundraiser, Auctions for Action(TM)
Canada. The bidding starts at 10 p.m. ET today.
Baycrest, one of the world's premier academic health sciences centres,
focused on aging and diseases of the brain, is one of 11 charitable
organizations selected by eBay Canada to be part of a new fundraising
initiative that taps into the latest trend in giving - "thrill-anthropy".
Up for grabs are private lunches with hockey greats Doug Gilmour, Guy
Lafleur, Wendel Clark, Lanny MacDonald and Bob Probert; a one-hour game for an
adult recreational hockey team against the Toronto Maple Leafs alumni; a
seven-night all-inclusive vacation in the Dominican Republic with Paul Coffey
and legendary enforcers Dave Schultz, Dave Hutchison and Bob Probert; and a
$25,000 team registration spot in next year's sold-out 3rd Annual Baycrest
Pro-Am Hockey Tournament with NHL alumni.
"The NHL Alumni Association is proud to team up with Baycrest to raise
funds for research that will help the growing number of Canadians suffering
memory loss caused by stroke, Alzheimer's and depression," says Mark Napier,
former NHLer and executive director of the association. "These are major
illnesses that touch almost every family."
Bidding opens at 10 p.m. ET on Sept. 17th on eBay Canada for "Baycrest
All-Star Memories" and closes Sept. 24. View the auction items at www.ebay.ca
For further information:
For further information: Kelly Connelly, Media Relations, Baycrest
Geriatric Health Care System, (416) 785-2432, firstname.lastname@example.org