The Vytality Vipers play at the Gordie Howe CARES ProAm hockey tournament
It’s just a week before the start of the Gordie Howe CARES ProAm hockey tournament, and we are so excited! This incredible hockey tournament gives us ice hockey weekend hockey warriors the opportunity to play alongside our heroes from the NHL Alumni.
It’s a fast-paced two days where amateur teams compete against each other on the ice and to raise funds for dementia awareness. The top fundraising team get to play against a team of NHL Alumni in the grand finale to the tournament.
All the money raised by this popular Calgary fundraising event supports people affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia by helping fund research and awareness of Alzheimer’s, dementia and dementia related behaviours.
Go the Vytality Vipers!
We love our hockey here at Vytality at Home, so we’ve entered our own team, the Vytality Vipers!
Vytality at Home Co-President and Co-Founder Brad Lohman Vytality’s is also the Program and Services Director for Gordie Howe CARES, so it was a natural fit for us to strap on our skates for such a great cause.
Introducing the Vytality Vipers
Brad is Team Captain and left wing for the Vytality Vipers. He leads an impressive team of weekend warrior players: Brett Anderson, Joshua Benjamin, Arron Young, Andrew Walker, Jamie Turner, Craig Dunn, Kris Eacrett, Alex Gregory, Jason Oakey, Michael Coutts, Ben Storey and Rob Gunderson.
“Playing in the Gordie Howe Pro-Am allows me to raise money for am amazing cause and get together with like minded people that believe together we can make a difference. As friends, colleagues and family members, we have all been touched by Alzheimer’s. Please take the time to support the Vytality Vipers in raising funds for Alzheimer’s and other related dementias.”
$1million fundraising target
The Gordie Howe CARES ProAm hockey tournament 2022 aims to raise $1million for the Gordie Howe CARES charity. The charity’s mission is:
“To ensure dignity, support and education are provided to caregivers of people living with Alzheimer’s and dementia related diseases so they are never alone on their journey. support local people living with dementia and their caregivers with education, support services and Adult Day Programs.”
Playing with an NHL legend
As a team, the Vytality Vipers have already fundraised over $25,000 to even enter, but we want to raise a whole lot more! The top fundraising teams get to pick their NHL Alumni to play in their team in the tournament first.
Vytality co-founder Brad and the Vipers team want to play with the very best on our side to raise awareness and much-needed funds to support people living with dementia here in Calgary.
The big moment comes on Friday 27th May. That’s the night when we get to choose our NFL Alumni legend to play with us (or us with them!) as part of the Vytality Vipers team!
Stay tuned to our social media to discover who that lucky pro player will be…
Go the Vipers – our three games
Each team in the tournament gets to play three games. Vytality Vipers have two games in the first day of the Gordie Howe CARES ProAm hockey tournament at the Flames Community Arena in Calgary, and one on Sunday.
Saturday May 28
- 12:00pm to 1:00pm Vytality Vipers v Scotia Storm
- 1:30pm – 2.30pm Vytality Vipers v Nutrien Forgetmenots
Sunday May 29
- 11.45am-12.45pm Vytality Vipers v Prime Suspects
We can’t wait for that first puck drop!
One final request
It’s never too late to donate. Whatever you can give will go to this fantastic cause to help people living with dementia in Calgary, and support their caregivers too.
And if you want to cheer us on, we’d love that too! Wish us good luck and use the social media tags: #gordiehowecaresproam #calgaryhockey #VytalityVipers #GoTheVipers