Brad Marchand and other NHL & Olympic hockey stars take to the ice in celebration of Jordan Boyd legacy
HALIFAX, July 26, 2019 /CNW/ -
|WHAT:||The sixth annual Jordan Boyd Celebrity Hockey Challenge (JBCHC) presented by CIBC is a one day hockey tournament in memory of 16-year-old Jordan Boyd. JBCHC and Jordan's family have raised over $855,000 net and counting to support the prevention of sudden death from cardiac arrest through the QEII's Inherited Heart Disease Clinic and awareness for Atlantic Canadian families facing inherited heart diseases. Interview opportunities with select hockey celebrities and Jordan's family available.|
|WHEN:||Saturday, July 27, 2019|
Interview opportunities will be available between 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Interview opportunities will not be available prior to 3 p.m.
B-roll opportunities of celebrity all-star game starting at 4:30 p.m. in Rink C.
Full event schedule available at www.jbchc.ca
|WHERE:||RBC Centre— 259 Commodore Drive, Dartmouth|
|WHY:||Jordan Boyd was 16-years-old at his peak fitness and immersed in the most exciting time of his life — attending the training camp of the Acadie-Bathurst Titan. Jordan tragically and suddenly collapsed on the ice on August 12, 2013. It was later determined he had an undiagnosed heart condition called arrhythmogenic right ventricle cardiomyopathy (ARVC).|
|Jordan's brother, Greg Dobson, started the tournament in 2014 – around the 1st anniversary of Jordan's passing — in honour of his brother's passion for hockey and in hopes of raising awareness for genetic testing of heart conditions to help families avoid similar tragedies.|
|Twelve teams will play alongside professional hockey players that are drafted to each team by order of their fundraising totals. The event's highlight is a Celebrity All-Star Game, in which the professional hockey players are split into two teams, as are the top fundraisers, in a game for the fans that will celebrate the life of Jordan Boyd.|
|WHO:||Celebrity hockey players such as Brad Marchand, Drake Batherson, Ben Scrivens, Mackenzie Weegar, Matthew Highmore, Logan Shaw, Liam O'Brien, and more.|
SOURCE QEII FOUNDATION