NEXT Plumbing and Hydronics Supply, Vaughan, Ont., raised over $345,000 for cancer research through participation in the annual Scotiabank Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer event held Sept. 28 at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto.
“We believe in being integral to our customers, coworkers and community,” said NEXT CEO Michael Storfer.
“Events like this are a tremendous occasion to engage employees, customers and vendors to make a difference for a cause that touches so many of us.”
Overall, the ninth annual Scotiabank Road Hockey to Conquer event had more than 1,900 participants making up 167 teams – 22 of them being from NEXT. The entire event raised a record-breaking $3.1 million. Over the nine years, the event has raised $23 million in support of research at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto.
Each team played four games throughout the day, with the top fundraising teams having the opportunity to draft and play with a celebrity.
NEXT chose former NHL star, Shayne Corson. “Hockey has always played an important role in my life,” he said. “One of the reasons I love coming to this event is that it allows me to play a game I love and to raise funds in honour of my Dad, who I lost to cancer. Not to mention, it’s just a really fun day!”