Hockey Stars Set to Take a Big Swing Out of Cancer


THUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay’s premier golf tournament will be held more than a month earlier than usual

this year. But that isn’t stopping homegrown hockey celebrities from joining the Freedom 55 Financial Thunder Bay Hockey Celebrity Golf Classic in support of the Northern Cancer Fund.

The following hockey players are confirmed to join teams of golfers at Whitewater Golf Course on Thursday, June 10, 2010:

Taylor Pyatt                           Tom Pyatt                              Ryan Johnson

Marc Staal                             Jordan Staal                         Haley Irwin

Alex Auld                               Mike Kompon                       Mike Jacobsen

Jeremy Adduono                Jeff Heerema                       Malcolm McMillan

Dan Bois                               Trevor Kehl                           Trevor Letowski

John Adams                         Lonny Bohonos                   Joel Scherban

Robert Bortuzzo                   Norm McIvor                         Dan Speer

One hockey celebrity will join each team of four golfers. A ‘Hall of Fame’ sponsorship entitles the sponsor to the first draft pick of the day – the player of their choice will join their team. The second draft pick will go to the highest bidder in a live auction just prior to tee-off.

“These initiatives allow us to raise maximum funds in support of world-class cancer care here in Northwestern Ontario,” says Tom Mihaljevic, event chair and Director, Business Development for Freedom 55 Financial.

To date, The Freedom 55 Financial Thunder Bay Hockey Celebrity Golf Classic has raised over $100,000 for the Northern Cancer Fund of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation. “100% of those funds stay in Northwestern Ontario to support cancer education & awareness, screening, treatment and research,” says Glenn Craig,

President & CEO of the Health Sciences Foundation. “Events like this one have a direct impact on cancer patients in our community. Because of support like this, more people are living with cancer than dying from it.”

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