Message from Jake
I invite you to join me in my hometown, Fredericton, New Brunswick, on July 12th and 13th for the second annual “Jake Allen Celebrity Classic”. As New Brunswick's capital, Fredericton is a playground for community, nature and culture. Over the two days, we will be hosted at Fredericton’s prestigious Kingswood Park. A gala dinner for Sponsors and Celebrity guests, a silent and live auction and the opportunity for children to mingle with some of today’s NHL greats will take place. Registered teams can look forward to a round of golf at Kingswood Park's Signature Course and a gift bag designed for YOU by Sher-wood Hockey. A delight on every level; the course boasts outstanding design, extraordinary vistas, and immaculate maintenance.
Your support in this event will open doors for 4 specially selected charities; Greener Village Community Food Centre, New Brunswick Special Olympics, Miramichi Salmon Association and Kingswood's own, Turnaround Achievement Awards. Please view “CHARITIES” for more details on these outstanding organizations.
Thanks to the success of our inaugural year in 2016, we were able to donate:
- $25,000 to the Turnaround Achievement Awards credited toward a number of “Jake Allen Scholarships” for youth entering Secondary Education.
- $25,000 to the Alzheimer’s Society of New Brunswick to support their educational programing and efforts to help families struggling with Alzheimer’s and Dementia in NB.
- $60,000 (value) of youth hockey equipment was graciously donated by our sponsor- National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA). That equipment was divided and distributed to youth hockey organizations: Fredericton Youth Hockey Association and St Stephen Minor Hockey.
In July 2017, my foundation Program 34, in partnership with Hockey New Brunswick, will host a Fantasy Goalie Development Camp for 30 Bantam aged goalies. An opportunity for our local youth to build their talents and follow their hockey dreams. None of this would be possible without the help and generosity of our event sponsors, supporters and participants of the JACC.
Whether you attend the events, volunteer or financially support, I thank you for contributing to the causes that are important to myself and my family. You are truly making a difference in Fredericton’s hockey & youth Communities.
Thank you and keep it in the short stuff!