To benefit the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation and the YM-YWHA

Presentation of the Fourth Edition of the
HOCKEY DE RUE – TOGETHER FOR THE KIDS TOURNAMENT

On May 31st, the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation and the YM-YWHA in collaboration with National Bank are presenting the fourth edition of the Hockey de rue – Together for the Kids street hockey tournament. The event, which has already raised over $1 Million since its inception, will benefit underprivileged kids and again include the participation of the Montreal Canadiens Alumni in a Legends game, and Habs team mascot Youppi! For the second year, with the help of corporate sponsors, six youth teams from the BLEU BLANC BOUGE communities will play in their own tournament under the name of P.K. Subban. The Montreal Canadiens defenseman believes in an active lifestyle and is proud to act as a mentor for those kids.

“Each year we have a group of dedicated participants who spend the day at an event that is all about being physically active in support of a great cause. Also, the pure joy that you see on the faces of the BLEU BLANC BOUGE kids shows us that we’re doing it right!”, said Robert Oringer, Honorary Chair and co-chairman of AMG Medical.

Patrice Brisebois, Montreal Canadien Alumni and Honorary Chair, stated, “Last year we had another amazing day of street hockey. I had the privilege of spending time with all, and especially the kids’ teams – and it was an absolute pleasure to see everyone’s passion for a sport that most of us grew up on. The Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation and the YM-YWHA are committed to the welfare of children by
offering different opportunities to encourage them to adopt a healthy lifestyle. This tournament allows the entire community to support their actions by actively getting involved in making a difference.”

The Tournament will be played in Côte-des-Neiges on five rinks on Westbury Avenue in front of the YM-YWHA. This year marks the introduction of a new point system that allows teams to increase their chances of winning the tournament through their fundraising efforts. There are many ways to participate and contribute to the success of this event: register and create your team, join as a volunteer or make a
donation. Various sponsorship packages are also available. For more information, please visit the Hockey de Rue Tournament website www.hockeyderue.com.

Hockey de Rue

About the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation
The Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation is determined to provide a better and healthier future for children in need. Since its inception in August 2000, the Foundation has donated over $18 million to 630 charitable endeavors throughout the province of Quebec working for
the well-being of underprivileged children.

The Foundation fulfills its mandate in two ways: first, through a unique flagship project – the BLEU BLANC BOUGE program – which consists of building community refrigerated and multisport rinks; secondly by providing financial support to organizations whose projects and programs enable children to adopt healthy lifestyles by being more active and eating better.

About the YM-YWHA
The YM-YWHA (the Y) provides quality services to promote the social, cultural, recreational, physical and intellectual needs of over 10,000 members, users and guests. The organization reaches out to all age groups, focusing on children, youth and young adults.

The Y encourages health and wellness by offering membership subsidies to underprivileged kids and their families to stay physically active and connected. With a policy of “no one denied access” regardless of ability to fully pay, the Y removes barriers and provides access to services designed to help youth reach their potential.

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