Smilezone 24 Hour Hockey Tournament in Oakville

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Smilezone 24 Hour Hockey Tournament in Oakville

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Nolan A Machan

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Smilezone Foundation will hit the ice again this April, at the third annual Smilezone 24 Hour Hockey Tournament.

Featuring men and women 18 years of age and older, the 24-hour hockey tournament will take place at Joshua’s Creek Arena in Oakville, Ontario. Puck drop is set for Friday, April 28, 2017 at 5 p.m. on the Blue Rink, presented by Scotiabank. The games will continue for a full twenty-four hours until the final buzzer sounds on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 6 p.m.

“We are extremely excited to be hosting the third annual Smilezone 24-Hour Hockey Tournament,” says Smilezone Co-Founder and two-time Stanley Cup Champion, Adam Graves. “We’re putting smiles on kids’ faces while grinning our way through 24 straight hours of friendly hockey competition and camaraderie.”

The Smilezone Tournament features ten teams of fifteen players each, playing in several games during the 24-hour period. Each team will have a popular celebrity player on their roster, including the likes of former NHL’ers Adam Graves, Rick Vaive, Brad Boyes, BJ Crombeen, Steve Staios, Nathan LaFayette and Rob Zamuner. TSN Players Village In between games, our players, family and friends will unwind in our TSN Players Village over on the Red Rink. The TSN Players Village will feature delicious food, an NHL playoff hockey viewing station, basketball, massage therapy, ping pong, video games, and several other opportunities to relax and socialize.

The Smilezone 24 Hour Hockey Tournament will provide incredible prize packages to this year’s top fundraisers, including a private box at a Toronto Raptors Game and an NHL Memorabilia Package that includes a Mario Lemieux #66 signed jersey. All guests will also have the chance to win fabulous prizes throughout the weekend.

On Friday, Apr. 28, the Tournament will host its first-ever Kick Off Party at 7 p.m. Join Smilezone Foundation for the Celebrity Hockey Game from 7-7:45p.m., followed by the Opening Ceremonies in the TSN Players Village. Local band “That’s What She Said” will energize the evening with live music from 8 p.m. until midnight. There will be food, entertainment, games, prizes, kids’ activities, silent auction and more – open to the community free of charge. Be sure to visit www.24hourhockey.com for exciting updates, news, photos, and more!

When the final buzzer sounds on Saturday afternoon, the total fundraising efforts by everyone involved in the Smilezone 24 Hour Hockey Tournament means that much-needed Smilezone transformations will continue to open in hospitals and health care facilities across the province, bringing smiles to thousands of children and families during their hospital visits.

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