May 31, 2023

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NHLers hit home runs for mental health and KGH – Kelowna News

Just after a two-yr absence due to COVID-19, the Gorges-Comeau Homebase Charity All-Star Activity and Slo-Pitch Event is back again for 2022.

Homebase, one particular of the community’s most beloved family athletics occasions returns to help increase revenue for the KGH Foundation June 24 and 25.

The function is structured by previous NHL players, Josh Gorges and Blake Comeau. The obstacle is to see who can elevate the most funds and declare the Homebase Cup.

For lots of of the all-star roster of recent and alumni NHLers, this year’s induce, psychological well being care, hits near to house.

“Mental wellness troubles do not discriminate. As athletes, fathers and just normal fellas confronted with the pressures of everyday living, we too have identified ourselves battling at situations,” claims Homebase co-host, hometown hero, previous Kelowna Rocket and celebrated, retired NHL defenseman, Josh Gorges. “For me, it is incredibly meaningful to be in a position to host this celebration to raise much-necessary funds to aid mental health care correct below in my dwelling neighborhood.”

The motion-packed weekend capabilities an All-Star match comprehensive with an autograph signing Friday night time. Gorges and co-host, Dallas Stars’ winger, Blake Comeau, will each captain a celeb staff of energetic and retired NHL’ers and area celebs. The remaining rosters will be announced in the coming weeks, past online games have integrated Kelowna ‘boys of summertime,’ Carey Value, Shea Weber, Brendan Gallagher and Luke Schenn.

The Gorges and Comeau groups then choose to the subject on Saturday for event play. Staff registration and ticket sales will open up in mid-April. Fascinated groups need to arrive at out to the KGH Basis.

Proceeds from Homebase will help the KGH Foundation’s ‘We see you’ marketing campaign, launched this month to help the requirements of nearby mental well being care providers for immediate funding and system innovation.

“We are thrilled to bring Homebase back and provide an option for folks of all ages and phases to appear out and have a entire large amount of pleasurable, when also accomplishing anything genuinely worthwhile for our local community,” says Chandel Schmidt, senior director of philanthropic systems for the KGH Foundation.