Apex Winter Classic in Support of BC Children Hospital Foundation
The annual Winter Classic Atom Hockey Tournament is back for its 6th consecutive year. Between February 6 and February 9, over 130 kids from different areas of British Columbia, will brave mother nature and battle on the outdoor rink at Apex for the tournament Championship. The real goal isn’t all about hockey, but also about all the off-ice efforts by each one of those kids and their families to support BC Children Hospital Foundation.
Each team worked for several months at fund-raising for this event and all proceeds from the tournament are turned over to the foundation. Since it’s creation, this event contributed to an excess of $117 000 for sick Children. The participating teams are selected based on their skills and willingness to get involve to support the cause. Last year, the tournament donated $36 510 to BC Children's and the organizers are hopeful to be in the same range for the 2020 edition.
“Year after year, there is a buzz in the hockey community to take part in this event. The fun of playing outdoor is a good reason for the buzz but it’s truly to support BC Children Hospital Foundation that motivates teams to come up and play at Apex". -Yannick Lescarbeau, organizer.
The hockey tournament features kids age 9 and 10 and will run from Thursday afternoon to Sunday morning. The event is free and falls on Hockey Day in Canada week end celebrations.