Record-breaking $1M raised at Hockey Night in Brampton healthcare charity game
Published August 25, 2023 at 2:29 pm
Plans for Brampton’s second hospital got a $1,000,000 boost this week thanks to some all-star support at the Hockey Night in Brampton charity game.
The puck dropped on Wednesday at Brampton’s CAA Centre as former NHLers Doug Gilmour and Wendel Clark played coach to two teams of players that included Toronto Maple Leafs John Tavares and Mark Giordano, along with Olympian Renata Fast to name a few.
The city says the star-studded event raised a record-breaking $1,000,000 for the William Osler Health System Foundation, with the funds going towards upgrading services at the Peel Memorial Centre, as well as Osler’s youth mental health services programs. Another $100,000 was also raised for the John Tavares Foundation.
“This night would not have been possible without the generosity of the players, coaches, sponsors, fans and staff who rallied around an incredible cause,” said Mayor Patrick Brown, who also played alongside Tavares for the game. “The money raised will directly support the residents of Brampton. A second hospital is desperately needed, and this event and all the funds raised bring us one step closer to that.”
Giordano captained Clark’s squad against the Tavares-led Gilmour team, who took the game to a close 10-9 win.
THANK YOU, #BRAMPTON! 👏
$1,000,000 raised for @OslerFoundation in support of Brampton's second @OslerHealth hospital and $100,000 for @JohnTavaresFDN at last night's second annual #HockeyNightInBrampton, hosted by Mayor @patrickbrownont and Councillors. 🏒
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— City of Brampton (@CityBrampton) August 25, 2023
The first Hockey Night in Brampton was held in 2019 and raised more than $400,000 in support of the cardiology program at Brampton Civic Hospital. This year’s charity game was the first one held after a hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ken Mayhew, President and CEO of the William Osler Health System Foundation, said the annual charity game not only helps with funding but also raises awareness about important healthcare projects in the city.
“This is an exciting time for health care in our community, and it’s going to take all of us, working together, to transform Peel Memorial into Brampton’s second hospital,” Mayhew said.
The billion-dollar overhaul of Peel Memorial includes plans for a new 24-hour emergency department, some 250 inpatient beds with space for more in the future, rehabilitation and continuing care services, enhanced mental health and addictions services, and additional services for seniors.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising