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Montreal Families

Lace up for street hockey fundraiser

Road hockey is a way of life for many Canadian kids who are raised on a steady diet of driveway slap shot competitions and shinny in parking lots.

On May 31, two organizations are hoping to channel Montrealers’ love of hockey into a force for good with the fourth annual street hockey tournament to benefit underprivileged kids. The Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation and the YM-YWHA Montreal Jewish Community Centres will present Hockey de Rue – Together for the Kids street hockey tournament.

Groups of four to ten people can register as a team – cost is $50 per participant, plus each player is asked to commit to raising $200. On the day, teams will get to play a minimum of four fun and friendly games in the presence of some Montreal Canadiens legends, including Honorary Chair for the event, Patrice Brisebois.

Participants will be treated to lunch and snacks, free autographs from the NHLers, the chance to meet Youppi the mascot, and lots of fun. The tournament offers prizes for top performing and fundraising teams as well as individuals. The top team prize is a loge for a Montreal Canadiens game at the Bell Centre.  Other prizes include Habs tickets and autographed hockey memorabilia.

All the proceeds from the event will go towards sports and recreation programs, and facilities for underprivileged Montreal children. The event, which has raised $1,000,000 to date, takes place May 31 at the YM-YWHA at 5400 Westbury Ave. in Cote des Neiges, beginning at 9 a.m.

For rules, schedules, details and registration information, call 514-737-6551 ext. 228 or visit hockeyderue.com

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