Via the Columbus Blue Jackets’ Anthony Allocco, Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno is holding a charity game on August 11th to raise funds for pediatric care in his hometown for Sudbury, Ontario, and Tyler Bertuzzi will be taking part in the event:
The NHL vs. Docs fundraiser, hosted by CBJ captain Nick Foligno, will take place August 11 in Sudbury, ON with the goal of raising funds and awareness of expanding pediatric care options in the Greater Sudbury area.
After raising $215,000 a year ago, this year’s lineup of NHL talent could push the fundraiser above and beyond that benchmark. Representing the Blue Jackets will be Foligno, Cam Atkinson, Josh Anderson, Pierre-Luc Dubois and Seth Jones. Also in attendance will be; Tyler Bertuzzi, Matt Duchene, John Travares and Marc Staal.
"You try to leave the world a better place than when you came into it,” says @NickFoligno, who with the helping hands and dedication of his fellow players and @NEOKidsFDN, is doing just that through the annual #NHLvsDocs game.— NHLPA (@NHLPA) July 16, 2019
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NHLPA.com’s Chris Lomon also wrote an article about the event:
Foligno will welcome several familiar NHL names to this year’s event. Many of the players have been to past editions, but others, like Tavares, will be taking part for the first time.
The 31-year-old forward is grateful for the widespread support he’s receiving from his fellow NHLPA members, including brother and fellow NHL forward Marcus, Cam Atkinson, Josh Anderson, Tyler Bertuzzi, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Matt Duchene, Seth Jones, Marc Staal, and John Tavares.
“I always say that hockey players are the most generous people in the world when it comes to charities and their time,” offered Foligno.
“These guys don’t really have a personal tie to what I’m doing, but they know the cause is near and dear to my heart. They know how much this means to kids too. They realize the importance of it all. A lot of these guys are from small communities as well, so they appreciate the importance of something like this and what it means to a place like Sudbury.