Business, Sports, Arts & Entertainment Communities raise funds for mental health initiatives and housing for autistic adults

Barry F. Lorenzetti Foundation Inaugural Edition of the Foundation Cup

Youppi scrutinizes the presentation of the $150,000 cheque

The inaugural edition of the Barry F. Lorenzetti Foundation’s Foundation Cup took place recently at the Bell Centre under the title sponsorship and Honorary Presidency of Maxime Ménard, President & CEO of Fiera Capital Canada and Global Private Wealth.  Major Event Sponsor BFL Canada and Major Contributing Sponsors National Bank, Broccolini and IMMO Marketing helped in raising much needed funding for mental health initiatives of the Barry F. Lorenzetti Foundation who is partnering this year with the Vero and Louis Foundation which supports housing for autistic adults.

The hockey event was a remarkable success, raising $150,000.The funds raised will make a significant contribution to the philanthropic initiatives of both Foundations..

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Team captains, coaches and sponsors gathered for the ceremonial faceoff

The Lorenzetti’s team took on the Morissette team in a friendly, electrifying duel in which former NHL players, Olympians and Quebec cultural personalities shared the ice with passion and commitment.

Among the NHL alumni players & women Olympians who took part were: Patrice Brisebois, Paul Byron, Francis Bouillon, Mathieu Dandenault, Pascal Dupuis, Richard Sévigny, Sergio Momesso, Alexandre Daigle, Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Stéphane Quintal, Bruno Gervais, Lucien DeBlois, Caroline Ouellette and Julie Chu, along with Jean-Philippe Wauthier and Justin Morrisette from the Arts & Entertainment community, and Jonathan Goldbloom, President of the Hockey Canada Foundation.

Barry Lorenzetti and Lisa Gianonne, President of BFL Canada

Rinkside at The Bell Centre; Barry Lorenzetti and Lisa Gianonne, President of BFL Canada

The Barry F, Lorenzetti Foundation, along with the Vero & Louis Foundation, wish to express their deepest gratitude to all those who made this event possible through their dedication and commitment to causes that are close to their hearts.

“On behalf of the Barry F. Lorenzetti Foundation, I am excited to be able to support the Vero & Louis Foundation this year in raising much needed capital, and I am also indebted to our sponsors BFL Canada, Broccolini, National Bank, and Fiera Capital, who have and continue to support us in our endeavours regarding mental health initiatives.” stated Barry F. Lorenzetti.

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Montrealer and country music star Brittany Kennell sang O Canada

We are infinitely grateful to our valued partners and donors, whose generosity means a great deal to us. Together, we are paving the way for a brighter future for adults with autism and their families, and making possible the deployment across Quebec of long-term adapted homes for the adult population with special challenges. Our thanks also go to BFL Canada and the Barry F. Lorenzetti Foundation, who gave impetus to this charitable sporting event, and who have distinguished themselves through their philanthropic initiativessaid Louis Morissette, co-founder of the Véro & Louis Foundation.

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NHL Alumni and Quebec celebrities from the Arts & Entertainment world … (front left to right) Sergio Momesso, Paul Byron, Jean-Philippe Wauthier, Alexandre Daigle & Francis Bouillon sporting sponsor Psycho Bunny tuques

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The Foundation Cup pays homage to the Stanley Cup

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