Two Riverview Manor residents were treated to a recent charity hockey game featuring the NHL Alumni team against the Peterborough Law Enforcement Torch Run team. Proceeds from the event support the Special Olympics and the Law Enforcement Torch Run.
Residents Tim Brownson and Art Sonley were joined by life enrichment aide Adam Wicklum at the Dec. 8 event, which was held at the Peterborough Memorial Centre. As a bonus, the residents were treated to a pizza dinner at Riverview before heading out to the game.
The NHL Alumni team is made up of retired players from the Original Six teams, Team Canada players and others. The Law Enforcement Torch Run team, which supports athletic programs for people with intellectual disabilities, featured community police officers.
“It was a fun game, and even Wayne Gretzky’s brother (former Tampa Bay Lightning centre Brent) and his father, Walter, were there. Walter is there every year, and he dropped the ceremonial puck before the game,” Adam tells The OMNIway.
Adam says he, Tim and Art enjoyed the game and it was a “great” way to spend an evening for the residents.
It was also nice to support a worthy cause, Adam says.
“All the money (raised at the game) goes to the Special Olympics, and (2018) was the 50th anniversary of the Special Olympics,” he says.
Tickets to the event were provided to Riverview Manor courtesy of OMNI Health Care.
The NHL Alumni team beat the Peterborough Law Enforcement Torch Run team 17-12.
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