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You can play ping pong with NHL stars in Toronto next week

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Andrew Roberts Jul 26, 2018 4:17 pm 211

On Wednesday, August 1, former Toronto Maple Leafs forward Dominic Moore will be hosting his seventh-annual ping pong charity challenge, Smashfest, to benefit concussion and rare cancer research. To date, Smashfest has raised a total $665,000 with goals of reaching $1 million.

And for $250 you can be there, too.

The event will be at Steam Whistle Brewing – The Roundhouse and begins at 6:30 pm. A number of NHL stars have already confirmed their attendance.

Moore began the initiative in honour of his brother, Steve, who suffered a career-ending hit to the head in March 2004. Tragically, Moore’s wife, Katie, passed away from a rare form of liver cancer in 2013, but Smashfest helps him connect with his second family away from home.

Confirmed players this year include William Nylander, Zach Hyman, Josh Leivo, reigning ping pong champion Jeff Skinner, Nick and Brett Ritchie, Patrick Eaves, and Maple Leafs legend Doug Gilmour.

If watching from the sidelines isn’t your style, you can play with and against NHLers for $1,000. This also gives you access to the players lounge, so remember to breathe, be cool, and you’ll be just fine.

An open bar with a catered buffet, Smashfest also has auctioning opportunities.

Smashfest

Where: Steam Whistle Brewing – The Roundhouse – 255 Bremner Blvd, Toronto
When: Wednesday, August 1
Admission: $250, proceeds to go charity
Tickets: Online

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Andrew Roberts
Ryerson journalism graduate and occasional teacher with the Toronto District School Board.

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