EDMONTON, March 2 /CNW/ - Six-time Stanley Cup champion Glenn Anderson will delight fans as he returns to Edmonton and takes to the ice once again on Thursday, March 4, 2010 at the West Edmonton Mall Ice Palace.
WHAT: Glenn Anderson and other NHL alumni will team up with leading
fund-raisers from participating Scotiabank Pro-Am teams and
Edmonton media personalities for a lively game of shinny in a
preview of the Scotiabank Pro-Am for Alzheimer's coming to
Edmonton April 9, 10, and 11, 2010. The shinny game will be
preceded by a news conference at centre ice involving Glenn and
Scotiabank Pro-Am representatives.
To officially mark the start of the shinny game, Glenn Anderson
will face off in a ceremonial 'puck-drop' against the current
top fundraiser Michael Schayer of the Acme Scrappers, who has
already personally raised $30,000!
To help encourage fund-raising, Scotiabank will donate $250 for
every goal scored at the shinny game.
WHO: Glenn Anderson and fellow NHL alumni Dave Lumley, Norm Lacombe,
Nathan Dempsey, Brian Benning, Rob Brown, Ron Low and Al
Lyn Krutzfeldt, President, Alzheimer Society - Alberta and
Blair Holgate, Scotiabank Alzheimer Avengers goalie, who will
share his family's experience with Alzheimer's;
Mark Gryfe, President, Baycrest Foundation;
Top fundraising Pro-Am participants
WHERE: West Edmonton Mall Ice Palace
WHEN: Thursday March 4, 2010 - 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
- 12:00 p.m.: On-ice media conference including Q & A period
- 12:45 - 1:15 p.m.: 30-minute "straight time" shinny game
- 1:15 p.m.: Glenn, other NHL alumni and Scotiabank Pro-Am
representatives available for interviews
following shinny game
WHY: The Scotiabank Pro-Am for Alzheimer's is an innovative
fundraiser that offers amateur hockey players the chance to
play with and against a host of NHL alumni while raising
critical funds for Alzheimer's research through the Gordie &
Colleen Howe Fund for Alzheimer's. The Scotiabank Pro-Am, which
began in Toronto four years ago, has raised more than $7.5
SOURCE Scotiabank - Sponsorships & Donations
For further information: For further information: Deborah Spence, Scotiabank Public Affairs, T: (403) 601-4855, C: (403) 612-3317, firstname.lastname@example.org; Michelle Cobb, Scotiabank Public Affairs, T: (778) 327-5451, C: (778) 668-2995, email@example.com