The TPWHL held its 4th annual fundraiser event on Friday, November 4, 2011, at the Spirale Banquet Hall on Don Mills &Eglinton. Many league players, volunteers and organizers took part and helped raise over $11,000.
CBC Radio personality Tom Harrington hosted the evening and expressed admiration for the league’s efforts to get more people with disabilities interested in wheelchair hockey. A short video was then played from the CBC’s Hockey Day in Canada 2010 broadcast, featuring the TPWHL’s junior division.
The evening’s entertainment was provided by two very different musical acts. Pop crooner Brian Roman returned to perform songs from the classic tradition from the likes of Sinatra and Elvis. Roman was followed by hard rock act Start the Car. They revisited classic rock songs from the ‘80s and ‘90s.
Ticket sales and a silent auction helped to bring about the evening’s total. Items were donated by sponsors and friends of the league, including NHL photos, autographs, music memorabilia and food baskets.A dinner was also served.
Many of the donations received from this year’s fundraiser will go towards financing other league events, including the annual awards banquet and the North American Power Hockey Tournament scheduled for summer 2012.