Rogers Legends of Hockey Charity Skins Game Raises $250,000 for Local Charities
CALGARY—Two Edmonton Oiler puck-stoppers, Stuart Skinner and Curtis Joseph, took top spot amidst the C of Red at the inaugural Rogers Legends of Hockey Charity Skins Game on Family Day at the Shaw Charity Classic.
Held off the scoresheet through eight holes, the Puck-Stoppers chose the right time to make their mark. A carry over on 17 led to the par-5 18th being played for $120 000. A beautiful approach shot by Joseph set up an eight-foot birdie look for Skinner. With a packed skybox and the pressure on, Skinner walked in the putt with a finger-guns celebration and a cheque for $120,000 that will be split equally between the Alberta AdaptAbilities Association and the Wilderness Youth Challenge Program.
Adam Lowry and Josh Morrissey, representing Team Whiteout, converted a carry-over push from hole 10 to hole 11 with a birdie off the flat stick of Morrissey. In doing so, they raised $30,000 ($10,000 each) for Emma House YYC, Big Brothers Big Sisters Medicine Hat, and the Calgary Public Library Fund. They continued rolling in putts, converting another carry over from hole 14 to hole 15, this time raising $40,000 ($20,000 each) for the Autism Asperger’s Friendship Society and the Providence Child Development Society.
The C of Red, represented by soon-to-be Hockey Hall of Famer Mike Vernon and current Flame Mackenzie Weegar, birdied hole 13 to win $20,000 for the Center for Suicide Prevention.
Cassie Campbell-Pascall and Marie-Philip Poulin were the only team escaping the par-3 16th with a par, winning $40,000 for HomeSpace Society.
The star-studded roster of current and former professional hockey players saw a healthy crowd follow them throughout their nine-hole match. The players were in good spirits and playing for more than 270 youth-based charities across the province while engaging with the crowd of cheerful spectators.