A Charitable Day at Predator Ridge
The 2015 NHLPA Golf Classic kicked off Thursday, July 9th at the iconic Predator Ridge resort in beautiful Vernon, British Columbia.
Part one of the 2015 NHLPA Summer Classic kicked off Thursday, July 9th at the iconic Predator Ridge resort in beautiful Vernon, British Columbia.
The NHLPA's 23rd annual charity golf tournament saw four teams of players - along with a group of corporate sponsors - compete on the well-renowned west coast course as they played to win a significant donation for their respective player-chosen charitable organizations.
Captain: Scott Hartnell
Cam Atkinson, Kelly Hrudey, Curtis Lazar, Manny Malhotra, Joe Reekie, Brayden Schenn
Captain: Andrew Ference
Josh Gorges, Cory Cross, Cody Franson, Devan Dubnyk, Steve Webb
Captain: Shane Doan
Shea Weber, Bracken Kearns, Mathieu Schneider
Captain: David Booth
Jason Chimera, Andrew Ladd, Peter Holland, Chuck Kobasew, Luke Schenn, Rob Zamuner
The Players' tournament raised $100,000 to the tournament this year, and the charity purse was broken down by the top performing teams. Below are the dollar amounts and the teams that were able to win them for four great causes: Hockey Ministries International, the #HartnellDown Foundation, Kamloops Hospital, and iHuman Youth Society, Edmonton.
- 1st place: $40,000 donation (Team Booth)
- 2nd place: $30,000 donation (Team Doan)
- 3rd place: $20,000 donation (Team Ference)
- 4th place: $10,000 donation (Team Hartnell)
The tournament came to a close with an eventful reception - hosted by former NHL goaltender and current broadcaster Kelly Hrudey - that treated participants to a dinner overlooking the striking Predator Ridge golf course views, a silent auction, and a cheque presentation to the four team captains for their selected charities. The players and guests also had the opportunity to challenge themselves in a glow-in-the-dark nighttime Nike Night Golf Challenge for the chance to win some fantastic prizes.
The links at Predator Ridge served as a beautiful setting for the 23rd annual NHLPA Golf Classic, providing an unforgettable experience for those in the tournament.
Below are some highlights from the day:
The 2015 NHLPA Summer Classic fun isn’t over yet. Stay tuned tomorrow when part two of our event takes the players to Kalamalka Beach for the NHLPA Community Celebration in partnership with the City of Vernon, Predator Ridge, and Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation. Follow along live using the hashtag #NHLPAvernon for coverage of the public beach party featuring NHL players.