A number of NHL stars and Hollywood celebrities will come together for the inaugural Festival Cup charity hockey game at the Air Canada Centre on Friday, Sept. 5.
Among those to take part in the game will be NHL stars Joe Thornton, Jason Spezza, Curtis Joseph, Matt Stajan, Robyn Regehr, Mike Cammalleri, Sean Avery and Andrew Ference. Celebrity players will include Tim Robbins, Alan Thicke, D.B. Sweeney, Cameron Bancroft and Jason Reitman.
Proceeds from the Festival Cup will go to Right To Play, an organization that promotes sport among children in disadvantaged areas of the world.
“I believe in the positive power of sport and play for children,” said Wayne Gretzky, Honorary Chair of Right To Play’s Canadian Advisory Board, in a statement. “In addition to keeping kids out of trouble and engaging them in a constructive activity, sports teach children many lessons and values including teamwork and determination. The Festival Cup is a great opportunity to help support the important initiatives of Right To Play.”