UPDATE – Vale presents: NHL vs Sudbury for NEO Kids

SUDBURY, ON – As NEO Kids Foundation gears up for the inaugural virtual Vale presents: NHL vs Sudbury for NEO Kids hockey challenge on Tuesday, June 23rd, an anonymous donor has come forward and announced that every dollar raised at the events will be matched up to $100,000!

You can help support our NEO Kids by tuning into the virtual event on Tuesday, June 23rd on our NEO Kids Foundation YouTube page, and make a donation throughout the livestream (www.neokidsfoundation.ca)

“We are so grateful for the generous support of our anonymous donor. Now any donations we receive during the Vale presents: NHL vs Sudbury will be doubled, that means the impact of your gift will go that much further. Every dollar raised will advance our goal of keeping kids as close to home as often as possible, your donations are helping our youngest and most vulnerable patients in the North” said Anthony Keating, President and Chief Development Officer for the Foundations and Volunteer Groups at HSN.

*ORIGINAL RELEASE*

Calling all hockey fans! On June 23rd from 6:00pm to 7:30pm, NHL fans can virtually join their favourite NHL Players, our NEO Kids and some local celebrities in a head-to-head hockey skills challenge in support of NEO Kids Foundation!

NHL players including Nick Foligno, Marcus Foligno, Tyler Bertuzzi, Seth Jones, Cam Atkinson, Boone Jenner and Zach Werenski will challenge local celebrities such as Sherri K from the Morning Hot Tub (HOT 93.5), Ryan Pawlowski, host of You Know What I’m saying Tricks, Paul Pedersen, Chief of Greater Sudbury Police Services, Gilbert Lamarche, Head of Mines Technical Services for Vale’s North Atlantic Operations and a few of our NEO Kids all in support of NEO Kids Foundation’s greatest needs for pediatric care in the north.

“Although, we can’t be together in person this year for NHL vs Docs, we are so excited to be able to participate in a virtual event to raise important funds for pediatric care in our community. We are looking forward to a great turnout and having an incredible time while staying safe at home with our sticks and

pucks!” said Nick Foligno, Honourary Chair of NEO Kids Foundation and Captain of the Columbus Blue Jackets. “I would like to thank all involved in this wonderful event and all our NEO Kids supporters who continue to want to make a difference in our community. I would also like to extend my sincere gratitude to my teammates, who decided to support a cause that is near and dear to my heart.”

“Vale is proud to sponsor this new online event for NEO Kids,” said Dino Otranto, Chief Operating Officer for Vale’s North Atlantic Operations. “It’s going to be a fun way to raise funds for medical services for kids in our community. I encourage everyone to log on and check out the challenge in support of this great community cause.”

The competition will consist of one challenge – how many times can you flip a puck on a hockey stick in 30 seconds. Spectators can join us on our NEO Kids Foundation YouTube channel as we livestream the event. We encourage spectators and the community to consider making a donation to NEO Kids Foundation while viewing the livestream event. You can make a donation to our NEO Kids here: https://www.neokidsfoundation.ca/donate/nhlvssudbury/

A special thank you to Vale, our title sponsor, our Sudbury celebrities, NEO Kids, and the NHL players for making this event possible.