The inaugural charity event, Orange County Shoot for the Cure, was held on Saturday, September 6 and raised $40,000 towards the fight against cancer. Former Ducks defenseman Joe DiPenta and his wife, Jessica, along with Rick Johnson and Dianna Munro founded the organization and were thrilled with the turnout and feedback from the attendees.
Joining them were Ducks Ryan Getzlaf
, Chris Pronger, Scott Niedermayer, George Parros
, Brad May, Todd Marchant, Bobby Ryan
, Steve Montador, Andrew Ebbett and Brendan Mikkelson. The event was a hockey skills clinic and the players were in the rink with the kids demonstrating to them how the pros do it while also signing some autographs. More than 250 parents attended the event to watch their kids participate and enjoy the day. Also, Wild Wing and the Anaheim Ducks Street Team were on hand to entertain the kids and their families.
All the participants got an opportunity to get involved in three different skills events. Prizes were awarded in each event and age division while the kids were excited to be able to interact with the players throughout the day.
“As a passionate hockey fan and cancer survivor, it was exciting to see hockey fans, kids and their families joining us for this special event to make a difference in the lives of those dealing with cancer in Orange County
,” Munro said.www.shoot4thecure.com