MONTREAL – On Sunday, May 25, the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation and the YM-YWHA in collaboration with National Bank will present the third edition of the Hockey de rue – Together for the Kids street hockey tournament. Chaired by Patrice Brisebois, this tournament for both adults and youth alike will benefit underprivileged children. Montreal Canadiens Alumni and Youppi!, the team mascot, will be on hand to meet participants and guests. This year, Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban will mentor five youth teams made up of children from the BLEU BLANC BOUGE neighbourhoods. The legends game featuring several Canadiens Alumni including Chris Nilan, Gilbert Delorme and Mathieu Dandenault will get underway at 2 p.m. For more information, visit Street Hockey Tournament website at www.hockeyderue.com.
About the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation
The Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation provides help and support to children in need. Since its inception in August 2000, the Foundation has donated upwards of $16 million to more than 500 charitable endeavors from across the province of Quebec who work for the well-being of underprivileged children. The Foundation fulfills its mandate in two ways: first, through a unique flagship project – the BLEU BLANC BOUGE program - which consists of building community refrigerated and multisport rinks, secondly by providing financial support to organizations whose projects and programs allow children to adopt healthy lifestyles by being more active and eating better.
About the YM-YWHA
The YM-YWHA (the Y) provides quality services to promote the social, cultural, recreational, physical and intellectual needs of over 10,000 members, users and guests. The organization reaches out to all age groups, focusing on children, youth and young adults. The Y encourages health and wellness by offering membership subsidies to underprivileged kids and their families to stay physically active and connected. With a policy of “no one denied access” regardless of ability to fully pay, the Y removes barriers and provides access to services designed to help youth reach their potential.
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