RICHMOND, BC, Feb. 22 /CNW/ - Graham Young, a 16-year old from Tantallon, Nova Scotia, will finally live his dream to watch the men's gold medal ice hockey game on Feb. 28, 2010 at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. In order to make this wish a reality, Children's Wish enlisted the help of BCLC, an Official Support of the 2010 Winter Games, and the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, who were able to produce the tickets and accommodations for Graham and his family.
Graham was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis just before his third birthday in 1996. The chronic lung disease has made it more difficult for him to play Canada's sport, but he has nevertheless progressed to the high school level of play.
Six years ago, Graham's parents were told that he was eligible to receive his most heartfelt wish from Children's Wish. There was little doubt in Graham's mind what he wished for. In his words: "to watch the best hockey players in the world play with the weight of their nation on their back to try and capture gold." It was even more special to witness sports history in the making on Canadian soil.
Tickets for the men's gold medal ice hockey final were virtually impossible to come by, as this event has traditionally been an Olympic highlight. Representatives from BCLC and Great Canadian Gaming Corporation will formally welcome Graham to the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games as he arrives to experience his most heartfelt wish.
Who: Graham Young and his family, representatives from BCLC, Great
Canadian Gaming Corporation and The Children's Wish Foundation
When: Friday, February 26, 2010, 4:00pm
Where: River Rock Casino Resort, 8811 River Road, Richmond, BC
All media are welcome to attend. For more information please contact:
SOURCE Great Canadian Gaming Corporation - Media Relations
For further information: For further information: Sonja Mandic, Manager, Media and Responsible Gaming, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation - (604) 889-7114 - firstname.lastname@example.org; Chris Fairclough, Communications Officer - BCLC - (604) 341-1935 - email@example.com; Amber Dyce, Chapter Director - Children's Wish (BC/Yukon) - (604) 299-2241 - firstname.lastname@example.org