At NKPR, we know fashion. But – surprise! – we also know sports. On Saturday, August 6, we showed off our athletics sides, along with kids from around the GTA, at the first annual Allstate Charity Ball Hockey Tournament at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga.
The fun got started early, as women’s hockey Olympic gold medalists Meghan Agosta and Tessa Bonhomme dropped by to sign autographs and show their gold medals to the kids.
They were later joined by Philadelphia Flyers centre Brayden Schenn, who – in addition to signing autographs – ran a skills session. Can you imagine having the opportunity to play with a real NHLer when you were a kid? Our ball hockey players made memories to last a lifetime.
When they weren’t playing hockey, the kids played dress up at the Allstate photo booth, trying on on real NHL gear and posing for the camera! But even an all-day ball hockey tournament wasn’t enough to exhaust these future hockey stars as they jumped on the trampoline, got creative at the craft table, and busted a move to the music that played throughout the event.
As if all that wasn’t enough to keep the kids excited, twelve lucky players won tickets to an upcoming Toronto Maple Leafs game in the Allstate charity raffle. The hungry hockey players and guests were also treated to a barbecue before heading inside the Hershey Centre to watch the Allstate mentorship game, featuring the top 42 bantam-aged hockey players from across Canada.