MEDIA ADVISORY: NHL PLAYERS GEORGES LARAQUE & DAN HAMHUIS TO VISIT CHILDREN?S HOSPITAL IN HAITI AS PART OF ?HOCKEY FOR HAITI? INITIATIVE
Wednesday, June 9 at 10:00 a.m. (Haiti time) / 11:00 a.m. EDT (Eastern Daylight Time)
Grace Children’s Hospital
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Port au Prince, Haiti
NHL players Georges Laraque and Dan Hamhuis visit Grace Children’s Hospital, Haiti’s leading pediatric hospital for the treatment of tuberculosis. Devastated by the earthquake, the hospital is now operating an outpatient clinic from tents in the yard.
The National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) and World Vision Canada will make a significant announcement on the “Hockey for Haiti” initiative and how it is helping to rebuild Grace Children’s Hospital. They will also provide an update on the NHLPA’s online auction of 140 Olympic hockey jerseys worn by NHL players from 12 countries.
“Hockey for Haiti” is a joint initiative between Haitian-Canadian NHL veteran Georges Laraque, the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) and World Vision Canada to raise funds for Haiti earthquake relief.
- Georges Laraque, NHL veteran
- Dan Hamhuis, Nashville Predators
- Devin Smith, Chairman, NHLPA Goals & Dreams
- Jonathan Weatherdon, Director, Communications, NHLPA
- Dr. John Yates, Grace Children’s Hospital
- Isabelle Depelteau, World Vision Canada