This past Thursday in Toronto, Dominic Moore of the Rangers hosted the second annual Smashfest! ping-pong competition to raise money for charity. Other NHL players such as Martin St. Louis, Logan Couture, Phil Kessel and David Clarkson all attended, putting their ping-pong skills to the test. By the night's end, over $100K was raised for concussion research and rare cancer research.
Moore commented how great a success the night was (courtesy of NHLPA.com)
“Smashfest 2013 was an epic night. I truly am proud and grateful that this year’s event raised over $100,000, which will go to concussion research and will help rare cancers through the Katie Moore Foundation,” said Dominic Moore, New York Rangers forward and Smashfest! host. “I would like to thank my fellow players, sponsors, NHLPA staff, and all our guests for an amazing evening.”
Some of proceeds will go to The Katie Moore Foundation, which was established after to honor Dominic's late wife.
– Hockey players are some the most charitable and most down to earth people you'll ever meet. Sounds like this was a great success and every had a great time raising money for a good cause.
– Great to see Dominic Moore not only having a blast with his peers and fans, but raising money for a good cause — one that must've been heart wrenching to endure.
– I do wonder if Moore has a good backhand winner?
This brings us to today's open thread: what's your favorite athlete-inspired charity, foundation or cause? Let us know in the comment section — it's yours to have fun with!
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