London, ON – The results are in and the 5th Annual Hockey Helps the Homeless (HHTH) event has raised approximately $100,000 for local charities. Several Sutton sales associates, brokers and staff played hockey, helped to organize the event and volunteered. Among the top fundraising teams was Sutton Group - Preferred Realty Inc.* with $5,805. This office has shown exceptional dedication raising money and sending players each year.
The chance to play hockey with NHL greats is part of the appeal of HHTH. This year, the crew from Sutton Group - Preferred Realty Inc.* skated with Todd Eaton Warriner, a Canadian retired ice hockey forward. During his career, Warriner played for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Tampa Bay Lightning, Phoenix Coyotes, Vancouver Canucks, Philadelphia Flyers, and Nashville Predators of the NHL. He also played for teams in Europe.
Ken Payne, Cameron Dorland, Chad Lindsay, Dan Twist, Hayden Payne, Jeff Dorland, Lucas Mastroianni, Mike Stoner, Nate Frisbee, Rob Brookes, Shayne Thournout, Steve Linner, Tim Fairburn and Dave Secord represented the Preferred Realty team.
Funds raised in the London tournament support local charities including the Merrymount Family Support and Crisis Centre, Youth Opportunities Unlimited, and Unity Project for Relief of Homelessness in London.
HHTH is more than just a tournament, it is a catalyst for change. Following the Humboldt Broncos tragedy, HHTH responded with offers of assistance to the players and their families. According to their Facebook page, HHTH is also raising awareness of the unique challenges facing LGBT individuals. HHTH leadership has stated their intention to support charities that welcome homeless LGTB people.
HHTH is held in cities across Canada with Sutton members playing on many teams.
Sutton Group - Preferred Realty Inc. is an independently owned and operated brokerage.
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Sutton Group Realty Services Ltd. Contact:
Sandra Vujatovic - 604-691-1689
Sutton Group - Preferred Realty Inc. Contact:
Lori Payne - 519-438-2222 - firstname.lastname@example.org