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.
— Smashfest (@_Smashfest) July 19, 2018
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.
— Smashfest (@_Smashfest) July 21, 2017
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.
— Smashfest (@_Smashfest) July 5, 2018
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.
Where: Steam Whistle Brewing – The Roundhouse – 255 Bremner Blvd, Toronto
When: Wednesday, August 1
Admission: $250, proceeds to go charity