Eric Hawerchuk carries on father Dale's legacy
After Hockey Hall of Famer and Barrie Colts coach Dale Hawerchuck was diagnosed with stomach cancer he made it his mission to use his platform to launch an initiative that would raise awareness and funds for the health care community that he and his family were so greatful for. Hawerchuk Strong was created.
Dale completed chemotherapy treatment at Royal Victoria Regional Cancer Center in April, but the cancer returned within months and spread. The 57-year-old died on August 18, 2020.
Son Eric, a professional golfer, is determined to continue his father's legacy.
Proceeds form the online sales of Hawerchuk Strong hats, like this one and shirts are being used to support local cancer related charities that have been struggling to raise funds during the global pandemic.
Eric, with the help of Barrie Colts owner Ward Seymour, has also organized a fundraising event on Saturday, September 5, 2020, from 10am to 2pm in the parking lot of Trutle Jack's Muskoka Grill. Everyone is invited to come out, make a donation, pick up a T-shirt - and you may just run into a few of Dale's hockey colleagues.
Listen to a conversation with Eric Hawerchuk below. For more information on Hawerchuk Strong check out the website here.
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