On May 25, 2014 the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation and the YM-YWHA teamed up, for the 3rd year in a row, to fulfill their shared goal of improving kids’ lives by organizing a joint street hockey tournament benefiting underprivileged kids in Greater Montreal.
Hockey de Rue is about helping kids gain self-esteem, generating community spirit and promoting a healthy, active lifestyle.
The day-long tournament attracted the city’s best street-hockey players and the competition was fierce! There was awesome food, music, Canadiens legends (Chris Nilan, Mathieu Dandenault, Patrice Brisebois!). Even Youppi was on hand for the young and old fans alike.
Prével sponsored a team of young players, aged 10-14 years old, from an underprivileged neighborhood of Montreal, and ensured they had a chance to participate in this extraordinary event. These young kids had a chance to play some hockey with star defenceman PK Subban earlier this spring, and to play against other youth teams in the tournament.
This year, Hockey de Rue tournament raised over $250,000. Proceeds will go to subsidize Y memberships for underprivileged kids and their families and to the Canadiens’ Blue Blanc Bouge program, encouraging physical activity and healthy eating habits among underprivileged youth.